Modi-Xi informal summit: Live updates of Mahabalipuram meeting

Modi-Xi informal summit Live updates of Mahabalipuram meeting

2:47 PM IST

PM Modi leaves for New Delhi

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Delhi after concluding the second informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

1:58 PM IST

PM Modi invited to China for next summit

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale: President Xi Jinping invited PM Modi to China for the next summit. PM Modi has accepted the invitation. Dates will be worked out later.

1:06 PM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping departs

Chinese President Xi Jinping departs from Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam for Chennai.

12:52 PM IST

PM Modi- President Xi to have lunch shortly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will have lunch shortly and are expected to plan their individual address is scheduled to take place after lunch

 

12:40 AM IST

PM Modi gifts artefacts to President Xi

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition on artefacts and handloom at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu.

PM Modi is believed to have gifted President Xi's wife a silk saree

11:55 AM IST

PM Modi - Xi Jinping enjoy informal summits

Chinese President Xi Jinping said, "We are really overwhelmed by your hospitality. Me and my colleagues have felt that very strongly. This will be a memorable experience for me and us.Yesterday, Prime Minister as you said, you and I had engaged in candid conversations like friends, heart to heart discussions on bilateral relations." 

11:51 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi addresses delegation

"There have been deep cultural and trade relations between China and the state of Tamil Nadu. For most part of the last 2000 years, India and China have been economic powers. The first informal summit between India and China last year in Wuhan led to fresh stability in our relations and gave a fresh momentum. Strategic communication between our two countries has also increased," stated PM Modi. 

11:49 AM IST

PM Modi greets Xi Jinping in Tamil

PM Modi states that, "Chennai is historic link between India and China. The two countries are world's leading economic powers. There's increased stability between India and China relations and it will continue to soar." 

 

11:32 AM IST

Modi- Xi meeting has concluded

After the meeting between PM Modi and Xi Jinping concluded, delegation level talks are currently underway 

11:13 AM IST

PM Modi - Xi Jinping meeting comes to an end

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Xi Jinping meeting comes to an end 

11:01 AM IST

Focus on PM Modi - Xi summit

The focus of the meeting will be on finding ways to improve people-to-people contact, enhancing trade and on how to maintain peace and tranquillity along the 3,500-kilometre-long India-China border.

10:48 AM IST

PM Modi and Xi Jinping meeting to last 50 minutes

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting to last 50-minutes over a wide range of issues.

 

10:35 AM IST

PM Modi - Xi Jinping meeting underway

Meeting underway between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for the informal summit in Mahabalipuram’s Taj Fisherman’s Cove Resort and Spa. The two leaders are slated to hold one-on-one as well as delegation-level talks in the historic coastal city today.