The forthcoming Chennai Informal Summit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance and to exchange views on deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership.
In a conciliatory message ahead of President Xi’s visit, China’s Ambassador to India said that China stresses on jointly maintaining peace and tranquility along their border before a final settlement on the issue is found, noting that it is normal for neighbors to have differences.
Speaking about the informal meetings between the two leaders, the ambassador said there has been indication that the second informal summit between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping may focus on ways to further enhancing peace and tranquility along the border.
On trade relations, the Ambassador asserted that both the Asian giants should forge greater cooperation to boost trade and investment.
Meanwhile, China has significantly modified its position on the Kashmir issue by omitting its recent references to the UN charter and Security Council resolutions to the matter. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that New Delhi and Islamabad should take the bilateral route to resolve all issues.