Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping issued statements following the delegation-level talks on Saturday. Issuing the statement, President Xi stated that India and China are important neighbours. He also mentioned that he had a good discussion with PM Modi 'as a friend'.
Discussions continued with President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram. We’ve been having productive deliberations on further improving India-China relations. pic.twitter.com/EncWliO1mG— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2019
President Xi Jinping also expressed that he was overwhelmed and delighted on the gracious hospitality extended by India in the two-day informal summit. "We feel that Mr. Prime Minister, the Indian government and the state of Tamil Nadu and the people here cherish friendly sentiment towards the Chinese people, Chinese government and we really feel your sincere welcome to us during this visit," he said.
Speaking about the India-China relations, President Xi said, "China and India are each others' important neighbours. And we are the only two major countries each with over one billion people. It is China's policy to maintain and grow the China-India relations. Yesterday and earlier today Prime Minister Modi, as you said, we have engaged in a candid discussion as friends. In this heart to heart discussion on bilateral relations, we have had really in-depth engagement and good discussions. I am happy and I enjoyed the conversation so far... I make sure that our discussions from today will further bring forward our relations. (sic)"
On the second day of the Modi-Xi informal summit, PM Modi personally welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu. Arriving at the hotel, PM Modi and the Chinese President shared an eco-friendly ride to 'Machan' where they carried out a one-on-one meeting. The two leaders held one-on-one informal talks by beachside facing the magnificent Bay of Bengal.
Day 2 of the Informal Summit— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 12, 2019
PM @narendramodi received Chinese President Xi Jinping to resume their conversation. An eco-friendly ride to 'Machan' at Taj Fisherman's Cove for another round of one-on-one meeting followed by delegation-level talks and lunch. #ChennaiConnect pic.twitter.com/4mXC0IE4ev
The Government of Nepal has planned a grand welcome for the President of China, Xi Jinping when he arrives in the country on October 12. It has set up welcome gates at several locations in Kathmandu along with the flag of both the countries. Furthermore, the portrait of Chinese President Jinping has been put on poles. This will be the first-ever visit by a Chinese head of the state to Nepal in 23 years. The engagements of the Chinese President will last for two days.