Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Wednesday and stressed on the need for both countries to launch joint counter-terror efforts. “India and China should make special efforts on counter-terrorism together, ” he said.

Asserting that China has a principled on counter-terrorism, Jaishankar expressed hope that Beijing would further implement it.

“China has very strong, principled position on counter-terrorism, we hope it will be further implemented,” he said. Jaishankar is in Beijing to co-chair the China-India strategic dialogue with Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui scheduled today.

Earlier on Tuesday, Jaishankar arrived in Beijing and met Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi where he called up for stronger ties between the two countries.

Yang said China is willing to work with India to implement the consensus reached by the two countries’ leaders, maintain high-level exchanges and enhance strategic communication and practical cooperation, according to a press release.

In an interview to the state-run Global Times earlier this month, the Foreign Secretary called upon Beijing to address New Delhi’s apprehensions on issues such as the CPEC (economic corriddor in PoK) and the sanctioning of Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar.