Held 'extensive, fruitful' talks with Xi, says Modi in Chinese social media Weibo

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 28, 2018, 07.34 AM(IST)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Modi attend a meeting in Wuhan. Photograph:( PTI )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he held "extensive and fruitful" talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their first round of two-day informal summit at the picturesque Wuhan city. 

"I am very pleased to meet with President Xi Jinping in Wuhan. We conducted extensive and fruitful talks and exchanged opinions on strengthening India-China relations and other international issues," Modi said in a post in the popular Chinese social media Weibo, where he has 1,83,112 followers. 

"Thank you, President Xi Jinping, for the wonderful gesture of personally accompanying me in the Hubei Provincial Museum. The Museum is home to great facets of Chinese history and culture," Modi was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.  

Modi and Xi are due to conclude their unprecedented informal summit today, seen as an effort by India and China to rebuild trust and improve ties that were hit by the 73-day-long Dokalam standoff last year.