Xi Jinping To Meet PM Modi on Oct 11-12

Xi Jinping To Meet PM Modi on Oct 11-12

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India for aninformal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11.

The President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping will be visiting Chennai at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi from October 11-12, 2019 for the 2nd Informal Informal Summit, said the External Affairs Ministry.

The MEA said that the forthcoming summit will providean opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarchingissues of bilateral, regional and global importance.

The 2nd informal summit will be held in theseaside temple town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. The informal summit isexpected to focus on taking forward bilateral ties notwithstanding differenceson several sticky issues.

The two leaders had their first inaugural informalsummit in Wuhan, China on 27-28 April, 2018.

However, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong earlier saidthat India and China should resolve disputes peacefully through dialogues atthe regional level and jointly upholds peace and stability.

According to reports, the main agenda in Mamallapuramsummit is likely to be on steps to ensure mutual development and expandingoverall ties.

The first informal summit between Modi and Xi tookplace in picturesque Chinese lake city Wuhan in April 2018, months after a73-day long face-off between the armies of the two countries in Doklamtri-juction in Sikkim sector raised fears of a war between the two Asiangiants.

In the summit, Modi and Xi decided to issue"strategic guidance" to their militaries to strengthen communicationand build trust and understanding.

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