Modi met Xi at the Hubei provincial museum and took a tour before a one-on-one meeting. He told Xi that the “people of India feel really proud that I am the first Prime Minister of India for whom you have come out of the capital twice to receive me”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met President Xi Jinping at the East Lake where the two leaders had a brief walk followed by a boat ride. The two day “informal summit” between India and China focussed on discussions over terrorism, climate change and developing a mutual relationship to build a stronger Asia. Briefing the media at the end of the two day trip, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, “The two leaders (Modi & Xi) underscored that it is important to maintain peace along India-China border region & decided that they will issue strategic guidance to their respective militaries to strengthen communications & to build trust & understanding.”
On arriving in Wuhan province on Thursday, the Prime Minister had held discussions with Xi for nearly two hours on the first day of their “informal summit”. Xi had expressed hope that they will reach a “common, new and important understanding that will help take our relationship to the next level”. The Prime Minister is visiting China for the first time since the re-election of Xi, following the removal of Constitutional term limit.