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Xi Jinping wraps up meet with PM Modi in Mamallapuram, leaves for Nepal

Xi is scheduled to visit Nepal after his India meet, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying had announced on Wednesday

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange gifts, at Mamallapuram , Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange gifts, at Mamallapuram, Saturday | Photo: PTI

Chinese President Xi Jinping left for Nepal on Saturday by an Air China aircraft, concluding his second informal summit with Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, which has signalled a recalibration of bilateral ties.

Xi, wrapped up his about 24-hour stay during which he visited Mamallapuram near Chennai and held informal talks with the Prime Minister. Also, delegation level talks were held.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal gave a warm send off to the Chinese premier.

Both the Governor and Chief Minister briefly conversed with the visiting dignitary at the airport.

Xi is scheduled to visit Nepal after his India meet, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying had announced on Wednesday.

Belying the recent acrimony over the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Modi and the Chinese President held a two-and-half-hour "open and cordial" one-on-one discussion over dinner.

The talks continued on Saturday as well and the leaders of both the nations vowed to jointly combat terrorism and radicalisation, signalling a recalibration of bilateral ties.

First Published: Sat, October 12 2019. 14:05 IST
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