Chinese President Xi Jinping to Visit India on October 11 -12, Discussion Likely on Bilateral Trade

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a two-visit to India starting tomorrow and two leaders Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping likely to discuss host of issues concerning the bilateral relations and exchange of views on regional and international issues.

The summit will take place in the ancient coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai.

Meanwhile sources said no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed and no joint statements will be issued during the meet which will be strictly informal.

“At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the President of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping will be visiting Chennai, India from October 11-12, 2019 for the 2nd Informal Summit,” the foreign ministry said. It said the Chennai Informal Summit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance.

India is looking at possible additional confidence-building measures for the India-China border which may be announced later when there are meetings on defence, sources said.

Ahead of Xi Jinping’s India visit, China said the Kashmir issue should be resolved between New Delhi and Islamabad, significantly omitting its recent references to the UN and UN Security Council resolutions.

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