Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India from October 11 to 12 to attend the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with whom he will discuss bilateral ties and international issues .
This is the second informal summit between Modi and Xi. The first one was held in April last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which allowed both countries to normalize bilateral relations after a 73-day military confrontation in Bhutan Doklam territory in 2017.
The new appointment between India and China will provide an opportunity to continue discussions on general issues of bilateral, regional and global importance and exchange views on the deepening of the India-China Narrower Development Alliance, a statement from the ministry said today Foreign Affairs
The coastal city of Mamallapuram will welcome both leaders next Friday. It is a world heritage site with strong connections with China that also shows the tourist potential of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Mamallapuram was the seaport of the Pallava dynasty that had commercial ties with ancient China. The Buddhist monk Bodhidharma traveled to China through Mamallapuram and contributed to the spread of Buddhism in the Asian giant.
The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and India. Last year, trade between the two nations reached an all-time high of 95.5 billion dollars.
Indian Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met four times in 2018, starting with the informal Wuhan summit in April, followed by bilateral meetings outside the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), in Kyrgyzstan, the Brics and the G20.