On day-2 of their meeting in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held second round of informal talks this morning as they meet at Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort and Spa near Chennai. The informal talks will be followed by a lunch for the Chinese President hosted by PM Modi.
On Friday, PM Modi, dressed in a Tamil attire of veshti, white shirt and an angavasthram, took Mr Xi for a guided tour of the famous world heritage sites of Arjuna's Penance, Krishna's Butterball, the Pancha Ratha and Shore Temple in the ancient temple town, kicking off the second informal summit between the two leaders.
The two world leaders agreed that India and China need to work together to fight "radicalisation and terrorism as common challenges", the government said in a late-night press briefing.
Here are the live updates of day-2 of PM Modi-Xi Jinping meet:
I would also like to express my gratitude to all political parties and socio-cultural organisations of Tamil Nadu for the support and hospitality during the India-China Informal Summit in beautiful Mamallapuram. pic.twitter.com/7BZAPLCW4A- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2019
Glimpses of Day -1 of India - China 2nd Informal Summit#ModixijinpingMeet#ModiXiSummit#Modi#india#China#ChennaiConnect#ModiXiMeet@PMOIndia@airnews_Chennai@airnews_puduvai@EOIBeijing@PIB_India@MIB_India@MEAIndiapic.twitter.com/FtdGxn4uRD- PIB in Tamil Nadu (@pibchennai) October 12, 2019
"There is a new focus on people to people connect in the two countries," Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told reporters. "President Xi also noted India's investment in China, especially in the pharmaceutical sector," he added.
Buddhism is a common connect between northern parts of the country and China, the centre told reporters today after the key meet between PM Modi and China's Xi.
A number of issues were discussed at the second informal summit between PM Modi and Xi Jinping. including trade and tourism, India said today after the key summit. The two countries will explain a new trade mechanism for trade mechanism, the centre said at a press briefing.
Xi Ping has left the ITC Grand Chola hotel in Chennai for Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort and Spa for his one-on-one meeting and lunch with PM Modi.
Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2019
Also handed over my 'collection' to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff.
Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy!
Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy. pic.twitter.com/qBHLTxtM9y