This will be the first high-level Chinese visit in over two years. The Delhi visit is part of Wang Yi’s South Asia tour.
Minister Wang Yi had made a reference to Kashmir in his opening speech at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Pakistan. “On Kashmir, we have heard again today the calls of many of our Islamic friends. And China shares the same hope,” he had said.
Mr Wang reached Afghanistan this morning and held talks with Islamic Emirate leaders, a top Taliban government official said. He arrived in Kabul from Islamabad where he attended a two-day meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Ties between New Delhi and Beijing have been cold since the spring of 2020 when the incursion by PLA soldiers at various points in Ladakh also led to an unprecedented confrontation in the Galwan Valley leading to the deaths of 20 Indian and several Chinese soldiers.
India has said there will be no normal ties with China until border issues are resolved.
The militaries of both countries have held several rounds of talks with little success so far.
Wang Yi and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met twice after the incident – in Moscow in September 2020 and Dushanbe in September 2021.