Indian PM Modi holds talks with Chinese premier Li Keqiang in Malaysia

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:35 GMT, Nov 21, 2015 |

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (November 21).

The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral and regional importance.

Spokesperson of Indian Foreign Ministry, Vikas Swarup, tweeted, “The bilaterals amidst the multilateral. PM @narendramodi meets Premier Li Keqiang of China for first engagement.”

Modi is in Malaysia for a three-day visit during which he is scheduled to meet top leaders of the ASEAN.

Later in the day, Modi will address the 10th East Asia Summit, of which India is a founding member, and take part in the 13th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India Summit.

The two summits will also see US President Barack Obama and leaders from China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand among others in attendance. The global fight against Islamic State and other militant groups is likely to top the agenda.

Modi will head to Singapore on November 23 and hold meetings with several leaders there, including Singaporean Premier, Lee Hsien Loong, before returning to India on November 24.