Ahead of Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's summit at Mamallapuram on October 11-12, the fisheries department of the state has asked all the fishermen of the area to not go fishing in the sea from Thursday onwards. The fishing boats have been asked to remain offshore until further notice by the department.
According to reports, fishermen's association president S Vijayakumar said, "Officials called and told us to not go for fishing in the sea from Thursday."
The fishermen are hoping to be allowed to go for fishing post 4 days. According to the fishermen's association president, there are 62 registered and 15 unregistered fishing boats in the Mamallapuram area.
In an official statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs, it is stated that the forthcoming Chennai Informal Summit "will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance." The two world leaders will exchange views on strengthening the India-China Closer Development Partnership. The Chinese President is visiting India for the second informal summit at the invitation of PM Modi.
The summit between the two 'Asian Giants' will be held in the coastal town of Mamallapuram in Chennai. Ahead of the crucial summit between PM Modi and Xi Jinping, last-minute preparations are underway.
According to sources, the meeting between the two leaders does not have a fixed agenda. However, the meeting is believed to be focussing on improving people to people contact.
Sources: PM Narendra Modi will hold one-to-one and delegation level talks with the Chinese President. Meeting between them has no specific agenda. Focus of the meeting is on improving people to people contact&on how to maintain peace & tranquility on India-China border.(file pic) pic.twitter.com/cGkhbL5ze4— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2019
Earlier in the day reports of both countries holding joint anti-terror exercise also emerged.
Sources: India and China to jointly hold anti-terror exercise in December 2019.— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2019