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Wuhan summit: India, China to undertake joint economic project in Afghanistan (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

In a move that could upset Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in war-torn Afghanistan at their first informal summit in Wuhan, official sources said on Saturday.

The understanding was reached between the two leaders during the two-day informal summit which concluded today, they said. As per the understanding, officials of both sides will identify the project in follow up discussions and work out the modalities. This will be the first such project in the war-ravaged country by India and China.

China -Pakistan-Afghanistan trilateral meeting
China for the first time held a trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan in December last in Beijing to narrow down the differences between the two countries. China had also announced plans to extend its controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan at the meeting.

(Adapted from Livemint)

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