Modi-Xi Summit: China-India Are Important Neighbours, Says Xi Jinping

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Chinese President Xi Jinping issued statements following the delegation-level talks on Saturday, he stated that India and China are important neighbours.

Written By Varsha Chavan | Mumbai | Updated On:

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'. 

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.

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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)"

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