Monday, 21 October 2019

Chinese President to visit India on Oct 11-12 for second Informal Summit with PM Modi in Chennai

Updated: October 9, 2019 4:09 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Chennai on the 11th of this month on a two-day visit to India for the Second Informal Summit. Sources said, Mr Jinping will be accompanied by Member of Politburo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Mr Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had their inaugural Informal Summit in Wuhan, China in April last year.

An official release said, the forthcoming Chennai Informal Summit will provide an opportunity for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance and to exchange views on deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership.

The objective of the summit is building contacts at highest level, exchanging views on strategic issues and creating broad pathway for progress in bilateral ties. Government sources said, no signing of documents is expected during the Chinese President’s visit as this is an informal summit. India and China are also likely to hold joint anti-terror exercise in December.

Government sources said, on Article 370, India’s position is clear that the matter is a sovereign decision and there will be no discussion from Indian side. They also said India does not see Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China ahead of Mr Jinping’s visit to India as hyphenation, as it is of no concern to India.

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