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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on May 15, 2015.Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday accorded an official ceremonial reception at the Great Hall of People here after which he held one-on-one talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

The prime minister arrived here on Thursday night on the second leg of his three-day China trip from Xi'an.

After the official welcome, Modi and Li held restricted talks.

Both sides have begun delegation level talks after which the two sides are expected to announce the inking of several agreements, including trade and investment.

Earlier in the day, the prime minister inspected a guard of honour at the Great Hall of People.

On Thursday, Modi held summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during which the border issue, the trade imbalance and Chinese investments in Pakistan had figured.