However, the statement from the signatories left the door open for India to join the trading bloc, saying it would be “welcome”.
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The two leaders are also not expected to discuss Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the turbulence in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protesters are on the streets challenging the Chinese authority in the erstwhile British territory.