Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet PM Modi on October 11-12 for an informal summit

At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will be visiting Chennai, India from October 11-12, 2019 for the 2nd Informal Summit, the External Affairs Ministry said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet PM Modi on October 11-12 for an informal summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on October 11 for an informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will be visiting Chennai, India from October 11-12, 2019 for the 2nd Informal Summit, the External Affairs Ministry said.

The MEA added 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 second 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.

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

In an interview to news agency PTI, the Chinese envoy said both India and China should go beyond the model of “management of differences” and work towards actively shaping bilateral relations through the accumulation of positive energy and forging greater cooperation for common development.

The ties between India and China came under some strain after India announced the withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated the state into two Union territories.