Today, the two leaders resumed their one-on-one talks. Their day began with a walk around the East Lake and then they went for a ride in a double decker boat and ended their first-ever informal summit with a one-on-one lunch.
The summit is stated to be unique as the two leaders have no pressure and obligation to strike any agreements nor make big announcements but focus mainly on candid discussions on solutions to some of the vexed problems like the boundary question and other issues.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's China visit:
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the two leaders underscored that it is important to maintain peace and tranquillity in all areas of the India-China border region.
A special menu card has been designed for the private lunch hosted for PM Modi in Wuhan. The card has colors of Indian flag, along with the picture of national bird peacock. According to the sources, President Xi Jinping paid personal attention to small details.
In a move that could upset Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan at their first informal summit in Wuhan, official sources said.
President Xi Jinping and I continued our deliberations this morning. Here are some pictures from the walk along Wuhan's East Lake. We discussed multiple aspects of bilateral ties between our nations. pic.twitter.com/taxMLKdMq0- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2018
Productive discussions over tea. Strong India-China friendship is beneficial for the people of our nations and the entire world. pic.twitter.com/ZBPiVu7a5A- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2018
The talks with President Xi Jinping focussed on diverse areas of India-China cooperation. We discussed ways to give impetus to our economic ties as well as people-to-people relations. Other areas we spoke about include agriculture, technology, energy and tourism. pic.twitter.com/vgvUSjT1XX- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2018
A memorable boat ride on the beautiful East Lake, which is a prized landmark of Wuhan. pic.twitter.com/xJdEZEelDH- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2018
The China Daily, in an opinion piece, said that the "heart-to-heart" communication between the two leaders on Friday reflected their deepened mutual chemistry.
During one of the events lined up for the informal meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping were seen enjoying an instrumental rendition of 1982 Bollywood song 'Tu, tu hai wahi dil ne jise apna kaha,' at Wuhan on Friday.
Foreign secretary addresses media on the informal summit between PM Modi and China President Xi Jinping.
- PM Modi is in Wuhan for the informal meeting with President Xi
- Four of the meetings were one-to-one meeting
- here are no agreements for announcements
- There were discussions on bilateral issues of global importance
- They discussed on trade, bilateral issues, strategic military relations
- PM Modi discussed importance of bilateral trade. Also discussed to promote cultural, people to people relations
- Proposals included moving ahead on spirituality, terms on building ties in films, environment etc
- Xi shared his expressions on preservation of Yangtze river
- On sports, performance on international level were discussed
- How to strengthen tourism, holistic health was also discussed
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping inside a house boat in Wuhan's East Lake.
Xi Jinping sought to open a "new chapter" in India-China ties as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a "informal" summit in Wuhan.
PM Modi and Xi Jinping take a walk around the East Lake, which will be followed by a boat ride.
This morning, pictures of PM Modi's meeting with Xi Jinping were on the front pages of major Chinese newspapers.
#WATCH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Chinese President XI Jinping enjoy an instrumental rendition of 1982 Bollywood song 'Tu, tu hai wahi dil ne jise apna kaha,' at an event in China's Wuhan. (27.04.2018) pic.twitter.com/KjGRcHbl38- ANI (@ANI) April 28, 2018
- PM Modi who is on a two-day visit to china, took a tour of Hubei provincial museum, held delegation level talks on the first day.
- PM Modi said he would be happy to host President Xi for another such round of talks in India next year.
- In his remarks at the delegation-level talks, PM Modi emphasized the global leadership role the "two major powers" India and China could play.
- PM Modi proposed a five point agenda for bilateral ties - common vision, better communication, strong relationship, shared thought process and a shared resolve.