Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit India from October 11 to 12

Chinese President Xi Jinping to arrive in India on October 11 for informal summit with PM Modi. Xi Jinping will be visiting Chennai from October 11-12.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit India from October 11 to 12
Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit India from October 11 to 12.

The announcement by India’s foreign ministry said, 'At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will be visiting Chennai, India from October 11-12, 2019 for the 2nd Informal Summit. The two leaders had their inaugural Informal Summit in Wuhan, China on 27-28 April 2018.

The statement also said, '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 and to exchange views on deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership. our objective (through the mechanism of the informal summit) is to ensure that communication between leaders is one which is routinised, easy going and its one that indicates that President XI Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are getting down to business in an informal way not simply in a structured summit.... but in a much more practical way of several hours of one to one discussion at which any subject can be discussed."

Meanwhile, The second informal summit will be held in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. The informal summit is expected to focus on taking forward bilateral ties notwithstanding differences on several sticky issues.

However, the Chinese envoy said, 'India and China should go beyond the model of "management of differences" and work towards actively shaping bilateral relations through the accumulation of positive energy and forging greater cooperation for common development.'

However, Mamallapuram was an important town of the erstwhile Pallava dynasty, under whose reign the earliest recorded security pact between China and India was forged.