Modi in China Highlights: PM Modi returns to Delhi after two-day informal summit with President Xi Jinping

28 April 2018, 08:16 PM

In a move that could upset Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan at their first informal summit here, official sources said.

The understanding was reached between the two leaders during the two-day informal summit which concluded today, they said.

As per the understanding, officials of both sides will identify the project in following up discussions and work out modalities.

This will be a first such project in the war-torn country where China while trying to expand its influence has tacitly backed Pakistan, which has been accused by Afghanistan and the US of backing the Taliban and its most violent attacks in the country destabilising any attempts to restore peace.

Here are the LIVE updates:

#06:15 PM: Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns after two-day informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China's Wuhan. PM Modi was received by Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on his arrival.

#12:14 PM: China: Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs for Delhi from Wuhan.

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#09:50 AM: China: MEA addresses the media in Wuhan.

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#09:35 AM: China: Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi inside a house boat in Wuhan's East Lake.

#09:33 AM:

#09:30 AM: China: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at East Lake in Wuhan.

#09:29 AM:

#09:27 AM: Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping have tea after a walk along East Lake in Wuhan.

#09:26 AM: China: PM Modi and President Jinping take a walk along East Lake in Wuhan.

#07:23 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President XI Jinping enjoy an instrumental rendition of 1982 Bollywood song 'Tu, tu hai wahi dil ne jise apna kaha,' at an event in China's Wuhan.

China for the first time held a trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan in December last in Beijing to narrow down the differences between the two countries.

China had also announced plans to extend its controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan at the meeting.

First Published: Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:12 AM
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