Sources have reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold one-to-one delegation-level talks with the President of China Xi Jinping. The Chinese President is all set to visit India between October 11 - 12 for the second informal summit with PM Modi. 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 deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership. The Chinese President is visiting India for the second informal summit at the invitation of PM Modi.
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
Sources: PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are likely to decide dates for the next Special Representatives talks. https://t.co/GJMrHXsrWb— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2019
Sources: India and China to jointly hold anti-terror exercise in December 2019.— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2019
Sources report that PM Modi is set to explain India's view and clear position on the Kashmir if the matter is raised by the Chinese President. Further, it is anticipated that trade and political relations are excepted to be brought up at the summit. It is also being reported that India is looking at additional Confidence Building Measures for peace along the border.
Days before the important Modi-Xi Jinping meeting in Chennai, China on Tuesday, has once again flipped its stance on Kashmir, calling it a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. This statement was made in a press briefing as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently visiting China. When asked about the connection between the Pak-China meeting and Indo-China meet, China maintained its diplomacy. It stated that the bilateral issue must be resolved as per the common interests of both nations.
(WITH AGENCY INPUTS)