Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday agreed to set up a new mechanism for matters relating to trade and investment and felt the two countries should cooperate on important regional and global issues.

President Xi has said that China is ready to take real measures to reduce trade deficiency, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told reporters at a briefing on the outcome of the second informal summit between the two leaders in this coastal town.

Building on the ‘Wuhan spirit’, the prime minister spoke of “Chennai connect” for a new era of cooperation between India and China, he said.

Gokhale said a new mechanism will be set up for issues relating to trade and investment.

President Xi has assured that India’s concerns over Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be discussed, he said.

Both Modi and Xi stressed  on importance of having rules-based global trading system, he said, both leaders felt that the two countries should cooperate on important regional and global issues.

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