Xi Jinping To Meet PM Modi on Oct 11-12

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India for an informal 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 provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance.

The 2nd informal summit will be held in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. The informal summit is expected to focus on taking forward bilateral ties notwithstanding differences on several sticky issues.

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

However, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong earlier said that India and China should resolve disputes peacefully through dialogues at the regional level and jointly upholds peace and stability.

According to reports, the main agenda in Mamallapuram summit is likely to be on steps to ensure mutual development and expanding overall ties.

The first informal summit between Modi and Xi took place in picturesque Chinese lake city Wuhan in April 2018, months after a 73-day long face-off between the armies of the two countries in Doklam tri-juction in Sikkim sector raised fears of a war between the two Asian giants.

In the summit, Modi and Xi decided to issue “strategic guidance” to their militaries to strengthen communication and build trust and understanding.

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