PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their second round of one-on-one informal talks today. Following this, India and China will hold delegation-level talks including top officials. This comes after the two leaders held nearly two-and-a-half hours of ‘open and cordial’ talks at the magnificent Shore temple complex of Mahabalipuram. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described the engagement between Modi and Xi on the first day of the Informal summit as "highly productive".
"Concluding a highly productive day with a pleasant conversation over a long dinner. 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 (sic)," Kumar tweeted.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping departs for Nepal after India visit.
PM Modi: The Wuhan spirit had given a new momentum and trust to our ties. A new era of cooperation will begin today through the ‘Chennai Connect'.
After the delegation-level talk, the two leaders attended an exhibition on artefacts and handloom at Taj Fishermen's Cove.
The hand-woven silk portrait of Chinese President #XiJinping gifted by PM #NarendraModi, was created by weavers of Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai Handloom Weavers Co-operative Society in Sirumugaipudur in Coimbatore District, reports ANI. #TamilNadu https://t.co/dpTzYLBWWB pic.twitter.com/eztOr1PQsz— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) October 12, 2019
President Xi leaves Fisherman clove after discussions and lunch with PM Modi.
PM Narendra Modi: The Wuhan summit instilled a new momentum and trust in our relations and today's 'Chennai vision' is the start of a new era in India-China relations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping: Yesterday Prime Minister as you said, you and I had engaged in candid conversations like friends, heart to heart discussions on bilateral relations. We are really overwhelmed by your hospitality. Me and my colleagues have felt that very strongly. This will be a memorable experience for me and us.
Delegation level talks begin between Indian and China. PM Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale are present.
PM Narendra Modi: There have been deep cultural and trade relations between China and the state of Tamil Nadu. For most part of the last 2000 years, India and China have been economic powers
PM Narendra Modi: The first informal summit between India and China last year in Wuhan led to fresh stability in our relations and gave a fresh momentum. Strategic communication between our two countries has also increased.
The Chinese President will leave for Nepal after the wrapping up talks with PM Modi.
Today’s meeting will focus on international and regional issues, as per Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, reported news agency ANI.
The Prime Minister and Chinese president are likely to issue statements after their one-on-one meet at the resort.
Tamil Nadu: Meeting underway between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam. pic.twitter.com/CmND1oOY5F— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2019
#VIDEO | Tamil Nadu: Prime Minister @narendramodi and Chinese President #XiJinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam, reports ANI.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) October 12, 2019
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