Didn’t ask for the meeting: Indian official

NEW DELHI
6 Jul 2017

There is no question of a “conducive atmosphere or not” because India did not ask for a bilateral between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Germany's Hamburg city, an Indian official, who is accompanying the Indian leader, has said. The comments come after Beijing ruled out a one-on-one between the two leaders, saying the “atmosphere” was “not right” for a bilateral, amid a standoff between the two armies at the Sikkim border. “But we did not ask for any meeting, so where is the question of atmosphere being conducive or not,” the Hindustan Times quoted an Indian official, who is reportedly accompanying the prime minister to Israel, as saying.