India’s Prime Minster Narendra Modi welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to the southern Indian coastal town of Mamallapuram over the weekend.
This was the second informal summit for the leaders who had candid conversations, reportedly lasting over five hours.
President Xi and Prime Minister Modi discussed improving bilateral relations, boosting economic ties and tackling India’s trade deficit. The meeting comes just days after Beijing hosted Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan for an official visit.
- Sadanand Dhume is a research fellow with the American Enterprise Institute and South Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
- Mosharraf Zaidi is the former principal adviser to Pakistan’s Foreign Minister.
- Qinduo Xu is a senior fellow with the Pangoal Institution.
- James Schwemlein is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) October 9, 2019
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agrees to promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations to achieve joint development and prosperity, during an informal meeting in the southern Indian city of Chennai https://t.co/tz5nDy3gPp pic.twitter.com/4ClYTlIs31
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) October 11, 2019
Welcome to India, President Xi Jinping! pic.twitter.com/1NGGKTFSCm
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2019
The second phase of construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will focus on industrial cooperation, agricultural cooperation, and construction of Gwadar port and socio-economic development, of which 27 new projects will be launched during the year. pic.twitter.com/WhwM0h0iSj
— CPEC🇨🇳🇵🇰 (@CPEC_UPDATE) October 12, 2019