Really overwhelmed by your hospitality, held talks with PM Modi like friends: Chinese President Xi Jinping

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Oct 12, 2019, 02:07 PM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold delegation level talks. Photograph: ANI


A red carpet was rolled out on Friday to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in the city with a grand cultural performance at the airport and school students waving flags of India and China in full display. Children in a large number were also seen holding cute panda soft toys.

Oct 12, 2019, 02:07 PM

Wrapping up a two-day visit to India for an informal summit with PM Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping left for Nepal from Chennai International Airport.

Oct 12, 2019, 12:17 PM

Yesterday Prime Minister as you said, you and I had engaged in candid conversations like friends, heart to heart discussions on bilateral relations: Xi Jinping

We are really overwhelmed by your hospitality. Me and my colleagues have felt that very strongly. This will be a memorable experience for me and us: Xi Jinping


Oct 12, 2019, 12:12 PM

The Wuhan summit instilled a new momentum and trust in our relations and today's 'Chennai connect' is the start of a new era in India-China relations: PM Modi 

Oct 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

There have been deep cultural and trade relations between China and the state of Tamil Nadu. For most part of the last 2000 years, India and China have been economic powers: PM Modi 

Oct 12, 2019, 11:51 AM

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.


Oct 12, 2019, 11:46 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping begin delegation level talks after concluding their one-on-one discussion. 

Oct 12, 2019, 11:31 AM

For the second day of the summit, the Prime Minister opted for a Kurta and Pyjama, along with his statement Modi jacket. Xi, on the other hand, wore a black suit without a tie on Saturday, signifying the informal nature of the summit. 

Oct 12, 2019, 11:30 AM

Xi was received by Modi at the resort, following which the two headed towards their one-on-one meeting`s venue in a golf cart. Their meeting took place in a beautiful setting which faced the sea.

Oct 12, 2019, 11:29 AM

Kickstarting the second day of their informal summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a one-to-one discussion at the Taj Fisherman`s Cove hotel.

Oct 12, 2019, 10:38 AM

Meeting underway between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam.

Oct 12, 2019, 10:22 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu today.

Oct 12, 2019, 10:18 AM

The focus of the meeting is likely to find ways to improve people-to-people contact, enhance trade and on how to maintain peace and tranquillity along the 3, 500-kilometre long India-China border.

Xi's short visit to India will come to an end this afternoon after attending the lunch hosted by PM Modi. President Xi will leave for Nepal this afternoon. 

Oct 12, 2019, 10:18 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a one-on-one conversation today followed by delegation-level talks at Tamil Nadu's coastal town of Mamallapuram.

Oct 12, 2019, 09:31 AM

Trade and terror were the top focus on the first day of the second India-China informal summit as leaders of Asia's two largest countries met Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram.

The first day of the informal summit saw PM Modi and Chinese President Xi spending five hours of "quality time".

PM Modi showed Chinese President thousands of years old UNESCO world heritage sites of Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna's butterball, Panch Rathas and Shore Temple which was followed by a cultural extravaganza that lasted for two hours. 

Oct 11, 2019, 08:53 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a Nachiarkoil lamp and Thanjavur painting on dancing Saraswati to Chinese President Xi Jinping.



Oct 11, 2019, 08:07 PM

"The free flowing nature of the Informal Summit at the UNESCO World Heritage site will continue and deepen contacts at the highest level and guide the future trajectory of India-China relationship," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted today.


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Read: Stage set for Modi-Xi second informal summit at picturesque Mamallapuram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted in Chinese, Tamil and English welcoming Xi Jinping to India minutes after the Chinese President arrived in Chennai for the second India-China informal summit. 

Oct 11, 2019, 04:43 PM

"Chennai Spirit will continue to chart the future course of India-China partnership," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweets ahead of Modi-Xi meeting. 



Oct 11, 2019, 04:29 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for Mamallapuram to meet PM Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for Mamallapuram from Chennai. Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Modi will hold their second informal summit in the city later today.

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“Welcome to India, President Xi Jinping!,” PM Modi tweeted minutes after President Xi landed in Chennai. 



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Oct 11, 2019, 04:07 PM

Read: Modi-Xi second informal summit — Focus on border security, boosting trade and bilateral ties 

The agenda for the second India-China informal summit seems definite - talks on boosting bilateral ties, trade, connectivity, border security and resolving regional and global issues.

Oct 11, 2019, 04:05 PM

Read also: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Chennai, will meet PM Modi at Mamallapuram

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at the Chennai airport on Friday afternoon to witness a red-carpet welcome and a rousing display of performances by folk dancers. 

Oct 11, 2019, 04:04 PM

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