The ministry stated in a press release that the forthcoming Chennai Informal Summit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance.
Xi, who met Khan at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse here, said China is ready to work with Pakistan to forge a closer China-Pakistan community of shared future in the new era.
"Pakistan helped China in its hard time", Xi said, according to the state-run China Global Television Network.
"China supports Pakistan in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests and hopes that the parties concerned can resolve the dispute through peaceful dialogue". One of the more prominent developments has been an explicit statement of support from the Chinese military on the Kashmir issue.
China-India relations have always been characterized by deep-seated mutual distrust, afflicted by the legacy of the 1962 border war, India's playing host to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and China's ever-deepening ties to India's regional rival Pakistan.
Kashmir, divided between India and Pakistan since 1947, has been the spark for two wars between the nuclear-armed arch foes, and India's scrapping of the region's semi-autonomous status in August has further inflamed tensions.
Foreign policy analysts said economic issues would remain an important part of the discussions.
Geng's comments on Tuesday marks China's return to its original stand that Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally.
Kashmir has been a pending territorial dispute since both India and Pakistan became independent countries in 1947.
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While departing for NY from Jeddah, the Saudi Crown Prince stopped Khan from embarking a commercial flight to the USA and asked him to fly onboard his private jet as he could not let his guest travel in a commercial plane, Pakistani media reports had said.
And Xi said on Wednesday that he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is heading to Chennai on Friday with a clear message - Beijing wants to develop a 360-degree relationship with India.
Pakistan is at a stage now which China was in 70 years ago, he said.
"We will never forget China's financial cooperation", he was quoted as saying.
In response to Prime Minister Imran Khan's uncompromising stance on the longstanding freedom struggle of Indian occupied Kashmir, Indian media has stirred up the propaganda that the Premier is being forced by the Pakistan Army to make such statements.
According to a statement released by Khan's office in Islamabad, the Pakistani leader thanked Xi and the Chinese government for their "support on the Kashmir issue", and for China's financial support to Pakistan in hard times. Today China and India, both as developing countries and emerging economies, are the only two countries in the world with a population of more than 1 billion, and are both at a key stage of developing economy, deepening reform and advancing modernization.
Had that been the case, we would have not arrived at a situation where headlines even 24 hours before Chinese president Xi Jinping lands in India are mostly alarmist, and paint an image of negativity.