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Modi-XI Jinping Summit, day-2 Live Updates: Kashmir issue not raised, says Vijay Gokhale

Modi-Xi informal summit in Chennai, Mahabalipuram LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at the Tango Hall in Taj Fisherman’s Cove today. Concluding the delegation-level talk, PM said, "we have decided to manage our differences prudently."

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, New Delhi | Updated: October 12, 2019 2:29:40 pm
PM Modi receives Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fishermen’s Cove. (MEA/Twitter)

Modi-XI Jinping Summit in Mamallapuram Live Updates: On the second day of the informal summit between India and China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi held delegation-level talks Saturday. Calling for a sensitive approach towards’s each other’s concern, Modi, at the beginning of the talk said, “we have decided to manage our differences prudently”, and will not let them become disputes”.

Modi noted that India and China were global economic powers during most of the last 2000 years and were returning to stage gradually. “The Wuhan spirit had given new momentum and trust to our ties. A new era of cooperation will begin today through ‘Chennai Connect’,” Modi said while referring to the outcome of the first informal summit between the two leaders in the Chinese port last year.

Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that informal summit continued to produce “visible progress” for the past one year. ” Had “heart to heart discussions” on bilateral relations. “We’ve had really in-depth engagements and good discussions,” he said.

Concluding the summit, Xi thanked PM Modi for the warm hospitality and invited him to China for the third summit.  Modi accepted his invitation and said, ” the Chennai connect will add great momentum to Indian-China relations and the world as well.”

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14:29 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for Nepal

Chinese President Xi Jinping left for Nepal on Saturday by an Air China aircraft, concluding his second informal summit with Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, which has signalled a recalibration of bilateral ties. 

14:25 (IST)12 Oct 2019
India, China agree to tackle trade deficit at Modi-Xi summit

India and China will set up a mechanism to tackle India’s galloping trade deficit with the world's second-biggest economy, a top Indian diplomat said on Saturday, following summit talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping.

14:05 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Kashmir was not discussed: Vijay Gokhale


Regarding the discussion on Kashmir between the two leaders, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale confirmed that Kashmir issue was not raised and discussed. "Our position is anyways very clear that this is an internal matter of India," he added. 

When asked about cross-border terrorism, Gokhale said, "Sino-India ties are not a single issue relationship."

13:45 (IST)12 Oct 2019
PM Modi invited to China for next summit

Addressing a press conference, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, "the two leaders today had a conversation for almost 90 minutes, followed by delegation-level talks and then lunch was hosted by PM Modi. A total of 6 hours of one to one meeting was held between the two leaders during this summit.

"A new mechanism will be established to discuss trade, investment and services, at an elevated level. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the Vice Premier, Hu Chunhua China will discuss this," he added.

Gokhale also said that Xi was satisfied with all the hospitality and talks. The Chinese President has invited PM Modi for the next summit in China

13:40 (IST)12 Oct 2019
PM Modi thanks Xi Jinping for coming to India

After the Summit concluded, PM Modi thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for coming to India. He said the Chennai connect will add great momentum to Indian-China relations and the world as well.

13:09 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Chinese President Xi Jinping departs for Chennai

After two days of Indo-China informal summit in Mamallapuram and Kovalam, Xi Jinping departed from Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam for Chennai. He will shortly leave India. 

12:57 (IST)12 Oct 2019
PM Modi, Xi Jinping on the second day of summit

Direct contacts between the leadership have been instrumental in consolidating strategic communication, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

12:48 (IST)12 Oct 2019
PM Modi, Xi Jinping at exhibition on artefacts and handloom

After the delegation-level talk, the two leaders attended an exhibition on artefacts and handloom at Taj Fishermen's Cove.

12:40 (IST)12 Oct 2019
We have built 'deeper strategic communication' through this informal summit: Xi

Saying that the two countries made the right decision to have this kind of informal summits, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, "What has happened has proved that we have made the right decision to have this kind of informal summits, that we can continue with this form of meeting."

He further said, " we have "deeper strategic communication", "more effective practical cooperation". 

12:22 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Informal summit continues to produce 'visible progress': Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said that informal summit continued to produce "visible progress" for the past one year. " Had "heart to heart discussions" on bilateral relations. "We've had really in-depth engagements and good discussions," he said.

12:13 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Indo-China summit led to fresh stability in our relations: PM Modi

Recalling the first informal summit in Wuhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, " the first summit led to fresh stability in our relations and gave a fresh momentum. Strategic communication between our two countries has also increased."

"After today's Chennai Vision, a new beginning will be made for cooperation between the two countries," he added.

12:10 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Modi-Xi Summit, day-2: Delegation level talks begin


Delegation level talks begin between Indian and China. PM Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale are present.  

11:50 (IST)12 Oct 2019
We have decided to manage our differences prudently: PM Modi at delegation level talk with China

Calling for a sensitive approach towards's each other's concern, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the beginning of the delegation-level talks said, "we have decided to manage our differences prudently", and will not let them become disputes".

11:25 (IST)12 Oct 2019
PM Modi, Xi hold one-on-one meeting at Taj Fishermen's Cove

PM Modi and Xi Jinping hold a one-on-one meeting at Taj Fishermen's Cove ahead of the delegation-level meeting.

10:34 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Modi-Xi summit: Meeting underway between the two leaders

Beginning the second day of the India- China informal summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at Kovalam.

10:22 (IST)12 Oct 2019
PM Modi meets Xi Jinping at Fishermen's Cove

Both the leaders will hold a high-level delegation today before ending the summit. 

09:57 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Xi Jinping's convoy leaves from ITC Grand Chola Hotel for Kovalam

Chinese President Xi Jinping's convoy has left from ITC Grand Chola Hotel for Kovalam.  Following the one-on-one meeting, India and China will hold delegation-level talks including top officials. The two sides will also issue separate statements on the outcomes of the two-day informal summit between PM Modi and President Xi. The summit will be concluded with a lunch hosted by PM Modi.

09:33 (IST)12 Oct 2019
PM Narendra Modi goes plogging in Mamallapuram

PM Modi began his day with a cleaniness drive on the beach at Mahabalipuram. Later in the day, the prime minister will host a lunch for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

09:13 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Chennai: Locals perform traditional folk music to welcome PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Ahead of Modi- Xi's meet on the second day of informal summit, locals hold placards with pictures of PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping and traditional folk musicians perform at Kovalam.    

09:02 (IST)12 Oct 2019
Traffic restrictions imposed in Chennai; here are roads and places to avoid

The Chennai City Police have imposed restrictions on the movement of traffic along Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) and East Coast Road (ECR), with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping set to attend talks at Kovalam, near Chennai today.

07:30 am to 2 pm: Vehicles proceeding towards the city along Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway/Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) will be diverted at Sholinganallur towards Perumbakkam.

7 am to 1:30 pm: Vehicles will be barred from entering Muttukadu at Akkarai junction on ECR.

Educational institutions, IT companies, commercial establishments and the general public who would be commuting in the above-mentioned routes have been advised by the city police to plan their trip to avoid traffic snarls and diversion. 

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Modi-Xi summit in Mahabalipuram Live news update:

On Friday in Mahabalipuram, Chinese President Xi Jinping received a warm welcome at the Chennai airport where he arrived in the afternoon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Xi Jinping a guided tour of three renowned monuments: Arjuna’s Penance, Panch Rathas and the Shore Temple around 5 pm. Thereafter, they watched a cultural performance for 45 minutes at the temple, which was followed by a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister.

The two leaders sat on a separate round table at the dinner tent near the Shore temple. Modi, who was dressed in traditional Tamil attire, and Xi in an informal white shirt and black trousers, spent “quality time”, sipping coconut water.

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Later, both the leaders held a two-and-half-hour  "open and cordial" one-on-one discussion over dinner at this bustling temple town on Friday, vowing to jointly combat terrorism and radicalisation, and signalling a recalibration of bilateral ties. "The discussion stressed over 150 minutes and it was well beyond the planned time for conversation. The discussions were very open and cordial. This was quality time that the two leaders spent together one-on-one," Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said in a late evening press conference.

 

 

 

 

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