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  • 2:52 PM IST

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

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  • 2:37 PM IST

    Modi Xi Summit LIVE: A special Thank You to my sisters and brothers of Tamil Nadu. As always, their warmth and hospitality was outstanding. It’s always a delight to be among the people of this dynamic state. I also thank the Government of TN for their efforts in organising the Summit in Mamallapuram, PM Modi wrote further.

  • 2:37 PM IST

    Modi Xi Summit LIVE: I thank President Xi Jinping for coming to India for our second Informal Summit. The Chennai Connect will add great momentum to India-China relations. This will benefit the people of our nations and the world, tweeted PM Modi

  • 2:36 PM IST

    Modi Xi Summit LIVE: Both leaders agreed that it was important to deal with challenges of terrorism & radicalisation in an increasingly complex world. Both are leaders of countries which are not only large in terms of areas & population but also in terms of diversity, said Gokhale

  • 1:58 PM IST

    Modi-Xi Summit LIVE: President Xi spoke of greater facilitation for yatris going to the Mansarovar Yatra and Prime Minister suggested a number of ideas on the connection between state of Tamil Nadu and the Fujian province of China, said Gokhale

  • 1:57 PM IST

    Modi-Xi Summit LIVE: President Xi Jinping invited PM Modi to China for the next summit. PM Modi has accepted the invitation. Dates will be worked out later, informed Foreign Secy

  • 1:48 PM IST

    Modi-Xi Summit LIVE: Kashmir issue was not raised and not discussed. Our position is anyways very clear that this is an internal matter of India, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.

  • 1:47 PM IST

    Modi-Xi Summit LIVE: There was new focus on people to people relations. It was decided that public of both countries must be brought in the relationship.Ideas were exchanged on this, said Gokhale

New Delhi: A day after nearly ‘5 hours of quality time and discussion’ in the South Indian city of Mahabalipuram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held discussions on bilateral, regional and global issues including terrorism, sourcing, financing, and origins of terror. The two leaders met at the Tanjo Hall in Taj fisherman’s cove.

Reports have clearly stated that Kashmir conflict and Article 370 was not discussed during the summit.  “I’m not sure if Kashmir will be discussed as this will be an informal summit. We should give the two leaders time to discuss whatever they’d like to”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying had asserted earlier.

The meeting aimed at finding a broad pathway on bilateral relations and building better connections between the two countries. Besides, issues pertaining to trade increased market access for products like soybean and non-basmati rice are also expected to come up during the talks.

It has also been reported that no Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) will be signed during the meeting between the two leaders as it is an informal one.

Meanwhile, PM Modi will also host a lunch in honour of the Chinese President,  shortly before his departure for Nepal. Later the two sides will issue separate statements about the outcomes of the two-day informal summit between PM Modi and President Xi Jinping.

Earlier on Friday, India extended a red carpet welcome to Jinping with a grand cultural performance at the airport. He was received by PM Modi at Mahabalipuram, after which they chatted animatedly and viewed the imposing seventh century rock-cut cave temples of the city. They enjoyed the picturesque and historical setting of the place which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

In the evening, Modi and Xi had a detailed discussion on their national visions, and governance priorities. “The Prime Minister explained that he had received a renewed mandate for economic development, and Xi acknowledged the mandate, saying he looked forward to working with Modi “very closely on all issues for the next 4.5 years”, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said.

He added that the two leaders spent “five hours of quality time” together, and most of it was on one-on-one conversation, except during the time they watched the cultural programme.