This was the 14th meeting between the two leaders over past 4 years.
This handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping comes just 5 weeks after the first ever informal Summit at Wuhan. The 14th meeting in a short span of four years saw the two leaders take forward the agenda set at the informal Summit. That the frequency of engagement at the top most level continues to grow exponentially speaks for itself. The two leaders discussed implementation of Wuhan consensus and drawing up a blueprint for future India-China relations.
During the talks Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude at the warm welcome for him and his delegation. Recalling the Wuhan meet, PM Modi said that the echoes of the meeting are still reverberating globally. It served as an opportunity for frank and open talks that allowed for better understanding between the two sides. The Wuhan meet is indeed a milestone and a new beginning in India China ties. He went on to say that it is clear that strong, stable and peaceful India-China ties are a must for global peace and stability.
SOARING INDIA-CHINA TIES
-Echoes of Wuhan meeting are reverberating globally
-Opportunity for frank and open talks
-Fostering better understanding between the two sides
-Wuhan meet a milestone & a new beginning in India-China ties
-Stable, peaceful India-China ties a must for global peace & stability.
President Xi Jinping also hailed the Wuhan Summit as historic.
INDIA-CHINA 2 INK AGREEMENTS
Both countries inked two agreements after the bilaterals. The first Agreement enables the Chinese side to provide hydrological data about the Brahmaputra river in flood season. It also enables the Chinese side to provide hydrological data if water levels exceed mutually agreed levels during non-flood season. The second agreement relates to facilitation of export of rice from India to China.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recieved a rousing welcome at his hotel. An excited Indian diaspora was elated to recieve their leader in Qingdao.
The 21st century is often described as Asia’s Century and India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China by President Xi Jinping are clearly partnering to ensure this becomes a reality.