It was indeed the wrap up of historical visit cooked with the authentic and traditional ingredients as the second Indo-China informal summit between Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping has been officially set off from the stage with pictures of potential talks in traditional town of Mamallapuram.
Adding to its rich history and heritage, Tamil Nadu's coastal town of Mamallapuram had got privilege in hosting both leaders for their second episode of informal meet that lasted for the day which had combined with bilateral talks, touring of the heritage sites and witnessing Indian cultures where beyond the entire gamut of relations, Mamallapuram has presented the Chinese leader with the entire cultures of the state that had showcased during the course of the tour with the never seen before renovations and decorations through which it had earned the pride of being fittest city to host the world leaders.
In the view of tabling the discussions, Prime minister Narendra Modi had reached Chennai yesterday before noon, much prior to the arrival of Chinese leader. Upon his arrival, Modi had took chopper to reach Mamallapuram while Xi Jinping touched down the ground of Chennai airport for the first time later noon after which he was escorted to ITC Grand Chola hotel in Guindy and his escort passed through the presence of about 5000 people who had gathered to welcome the Chinese leader. Around 4 pm, Xi Jinping took the road to reach Mamallapuram that lies about 50 kilometers far from Chennai and he sailed through the sea of people where about 50,000 people had staged their grand welcome till Mamallapuram after which he was officially welcomed by Modi who was wearing the traditional attire of Tamil Nadu. Following their arrival in the coastal town, they had toured the historical sites in the town ahead of tabling their informal friendly meet, that had seen the pivotal topics of trade, terrorism and culture. The reports say that the coastal town had platformed the first day of informal meet that lasted over two and half hours after which the Chinese leader had driven back to Chennai while Modi had stayed in Covelong near Mamallapuram.
Their day two of the meet had resumed the talks and ahead of the meet, Prime minister Modi had took scenic sea shore for refreshing morning walk where he had seen clearing the trashes and garbage that had banked on the shore while Xi Jinping had started from Guindy and took the same route to reach Mamallapuram and upon his arrival, Modi received him and took the Chinese leader for an eco-friendly ride after which they had resumed their one-on-one conversation in Taj Fisherman's cove that had presented the unseen glimpse of Bay of Bengal from where they sat down separately towards focusing on the enhancement of the bilateral relations and their one on one meet was followed by the delegation level talks headed by both of the leaders where Indian delegation led by Modi seen the presence of External Affairs minister Dr Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and the delegation talks had tabled the entire spectrum of the existing ties that were reviewed with the motive of upgrading and restructuring the relations to new heights where both the leaders had agreed to collectively counter and to degrade the terrorism that prevails as the huge threat but however, the Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, in his press meet had said that there were no discussions on Kashmir. In the sidelines of the second day of the meet, Modi had presented the shawl made up of the hand loom with the face of Chinese President that had shown the traditional making of clothes in the state.
Addressing the reporters, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale stated that the leaders had discussed the possibilities of lowering the trade deficit that lies between the countries where he had said that the summit had consented to flag the committee on both sides that would work on reducing the trade disputes and deficits. He further revealed that Prime minister Modi had finalized the venue as Mamallapuram for their second informal meet and added that the Chinese President had expressed his notion to table such informal meets in future that was accpeted by Modi and he had also agreed to visit China, as invited by the Chinese leader.
After officially wrapped up their meet, Chinese President was transported to Chennai airport after which he had departed Chennai through his presidential aircraft where he will travel to Nepal as his next leg of the tour where Modi had took chopper and landed in Chennai after which he had embarked his plane towards Delhi. Both leaders were given with warm and grand send off by the state Governor, Chief and Deputy Chief ministers and the cabinet ministers, that had brought official end for the historical visit in traditional town.
A special Thank You to my sisters and brothers of Tamil Nadu. As always, their warmth and hospitality was outstanding. It’s always a delight to be among the people of this dynamic state. I also thank the Government of TN for their efforts in organising the Summit in Mamallapuram.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2019
After departing Mamallapuram, Prime minister Modi had extended his special thanks for the brothers, sisters, political parties, cultural organizations and the state government of Tamil Nadu for flagging warm and outstanding hospitality towards hosting the summit and thanked Chinese President for coming to India and claimed that the summit will add great momentum to India - China relations that will benefit the people of our nations and world.