Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who is here to hold 20th round of annual boundary negotiations with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

The Chinese envoy met the prime minister at his official residence here.

Earlier today, Doval and his Chinese counterpart held talks over boundary issues.

The meeting was held almost four months after the 73-day-long military stand-off between the troops of the two nations ended at the Doklam plateau.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reiterated that strong India-China relations were important to the entire world.

In a meeting with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi here today, PM Modi said, "A strong India-China relationship is important not only for the mutual benefit of the people of India and China, but also for the region and the world."

Last Doval and Jiechi met during the BRICS summit in Xiamen in September.

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