PM Modi and Xi Jinping to discuss regional, global issues on Day 2 of informal summit
Chennai : Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and China President Xi Jinping will be holding discussions over bilateral, regional and global issues on their second day of the informal summit in Chennai.
Since it is an informal summit, the two leaders will not sign any agreements or Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in their two days of the discussion.
On Saturday, PM Modi and Xi will also have one-to-one meeting followed by delegation-level talks. Shortly before Xi’s departure for Nepal, PM Modi will host a lunch in honour of the Chinese President on Saturday.
On the first day of discussion, PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping discusses the rising concern over the issues of terrorism and radicalisation in their five hour long meeting at the Mahabalipuram.
"The two leaders held detailed discussions on their respective national vision," said Gokhale. They also discussed trade-related issues to enhance bilateral trade volumes.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar termed the first day meeting as "highly productive with a pleasant conversation over a long dinner".
Concluding a highly productive day with a pleasant conversation over a long dinner— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 11, 2019
PM @narendramodi & Chinese President Xi continued their exchange of views on deepening of the India-China partnership over a breathtaking Kalakshetra cultural performance followed by dinner. pic.twitter.com/bDwiFOX450
Xi reached Chennai in the afternoon where he was accorded with a red-carpet welcome and then he went to the coastal town on Mahabalipuram, where he was received by the PM Narendra Modi.
With Xi’s photo in the backdrop, children stood in a pattern to say ‘welcome’ in Chinese. ‘Hearty welcome’ was also written in yellow close to the formation of the pupils, who were dressed in red T-shirts.
Beating drums and blowing trumpets, hundreds of people gave a warm welcome filled with traditional flavour, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.