Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in Tamil Nadu’s Mahabalipuram today for a two-day informal summit. National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will accompany PM Modi, while China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Politburo members will accompany the Chinese leader.
No Memoranda of Understanding or agreements will be signed as it will be an informal summit looking to forge a cooperative partnership between the two countries.
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Xi Jinping will stay at ITC Grand Chola Hotel
Xi Jinping will arrive at ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai after his arrival at Chennai International Airport.
Tamil Nadu: President of China, Xi Jinping will arrive at ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai after his arrival at Chennai International Airport. The second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and him, will begin in Mahabalipuram today. pic.twitter.com/haWBur6dhP— ANI (@ANI)
October 11, 2019
Tibetan students protesting, holding ‘Free Tibet’ flags, arrested
Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Chennai, five Tibetan students were detained by the city police for staging a protest and shouting slogan at Guindy, in front of the ITC Hotel, where Xi will stay during his visit.
The five students, who breached a police cordon and shouted slogans demanding independence for Tibet while holding “Free Tibet” flags, were taken away by the police.
Multi-layered security drill in place in Mahabalipuram
A multi-layered security drill, including the sealing of key roads, has been put in place in and around the seaside resort of Mahabalipuram ahead of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping for the second India-China informal summit.
PM Modi hopes Summit will strengthen ties between India, China
“Landed in Chennai. I am happy to be in the great land of Tamil Nadu, known for its wonderful culture and hospitality. It is gladdening that Tamil Nadu will host President Xi Jinping. May this Informal Summit further strengthen ties between India and China,” Tweeted PM Modi.
Leaders to visit Arjuna’s Penance, Panch Rathas, Shore Temple
PM Modi and Xi Jinping will visit Arjuna’s Penance, Panch Rathas and the Shore Temple. This will be followed by dinner, hosted by PM Modi for the Chinese president.
Ajit Doval, Jaishankar to accompany PM Modi during meet
Xi will be accompanied by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Politburo members on his visit to India. From the Indian side, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and EAM S Jaishankar will accompany the Prime Minister.
Xi Jinping to reach Chennai at 2.10 pm
China’s President Xi Jinping will arrive in Chennai today at 2.10 pm.
PM Modi arrives in Chennai
Prime minister Narendra Modi has landed in Chennai for the two-day informal summit.
Summit’s focus to be on how to forge cooperative partnership
The focus of the summit will be on how to move beyond the past and present differences to forge a cooperative partnership between Indian and China.
No MoUs, agreements to be signed
Chinese President and PM Modi will not be signing any documents during their meet since the talks between the two leaders are informal.
Xi Jinping to reach Chennai post noon
The Chinese President Xi Jinping will reach Chennai on October 11 post noon.
PM Modi, Xi Jinping to meet in Tamil Nadu’s Mahabalipuram
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in Tamil Nadu’s Mahabalipuram today for a two-day informal summit. This is the second informal summit held by the two leaders.