Chinese president Xi Jinping to attend PM Modi in Chennai on Friday for the following informal summit between the 2- leaders after Wuhan last year.
“The forthcoming Chennai Informal Summit will allow the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching problems of bilateral,
local and global importance and to exchange views on developing India-China Closer Development Partnership,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.
PM Modi and President Xi held their inaugural informal summit in China’s Wuhan on April 27-28 last year.
The meeting this year is supposed to be held in Mamallapuram, a 7th-century culture site located 56 km from Tamil Nadu’s capital, Chennai.
The Modi-Xi meeting begins at a time when the particular relations have been meeting new challenges. The first summit was held after the 73-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese companies at Doklam in 2017.
The second free summit comes months after China’s strong reaction to India’s determination to withdraw special status for Jammu and Kashmir.
Beijing rejected the creation of new union territory of Ladakh despite New Delhi, saying that the changes had no suggestions for external borders.
Last week, vice-minister in China’s foreign ministry and former envoy to India.
Xi Jinping to attend PM Modi, Luo Zhaohui attended foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale to discuss arrangements for the Chennai summit.
President Xi is expected to transfer Chennai on October 11 afternoon. Modi and Xi will attend the heritage constructions around Mamallapuram which were made by the Pallava dynasty.
The leaders will visit a cultural programme which will be accompanied by dinner at the Shore Temple.