A day after nearly two-and-a-half hours of "pleasant conversation" over dinner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet again on Saturday, October 12, in Mamallapuram to continue their talks. Following the one-on-one meeting, India and China resolved to jointly combat terrorism and radicalisation, and further energise bilateral development partnership and insulating the overall ties from differences over contentious issues.
Today's meeting will likely focus on enhancing trade and cooperation between militaries along the 3,500 km border. Follow ibtimes.co.in's LIVE blog to get the latest updates on Day 2 of the Modi-Xi informal summit at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu.
Beginning of a new era, tweets MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar
Taking to Twitter, spokesperson of MEA, Raveesh Kumar said: "From Wuhan Spirit to Chennai Vision. Beginning of a new era of cooperation as PM Modi and President Xi discuss wide-ranging issues at the delegation-level talks.
Modi-Xi attend an exhibition on artefacts, handloom
PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend an exhibition on artefacts and handloom at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Tamil Nadu's Kovalam.
PM Modi bids farewell to Xi Jinping
PM Narendra Modi bids farewell to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he departed from Kovalam hotel for Chennai after 2-day informal summit.
Modi-Xi Jinping Day 2 informal meet underway in Mamallapuram
Day 2 informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam is underway.
Refreshing walk and exercises in Mamallapuram, tweets PM Modi
PM Modi tweets images of his early morning exercise routine at Mamallapuram beach in Tamil Nadu.
PM Modi picks up litter at Mamallapuram beach, tweets video
Ahead of today's informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, PM Narendra Modi picked up litter at Mamallapuram beach. The video was shared by the prime minister on Twitter.
"Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes. 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," PM Modi tweeted.
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
PM Modi receives Chinese President Xi Jinping to resume conversation
During Day 2 of the Informal Summit, PM Modi received Chinese President Xi Jinping to resume their conversation. Taking to Twitter, Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs tweeted: "An eco-friendly ride to 'Machan' at Taj Fisherman's Cove for another round of one-on-one meeting followed by delegation-level talks and lunch."
WATCH | Day 2 of Modi-Xi informal summit
PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold 2nd Informal Summit level talks in Mamallapuram. Check the video here: