Wuhan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took to Chinese microblogging site Weibo and said that he held “extensive and fruitful” talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping while he was in Wuhan for an informal summit. On Weibo, Modi has 1,83,112 followers. He said, “Thank you, President Xi Jinping, for the wonderful gesture of personally accompanying me in the Hubei Provincial Museum. The Museum is home to great facets of Chinese history and culture.”
Modi and Xi today started the second day of the summit with a walk along the famous East Lake. After the walk, the two leaders had tea and a boat ride in Wuhan. The unprecedented informal summit will be concluded after the lunch that Xi will be hosting in the honour of Narendra Modi. The two leaders held talks on the boat at the East Lake. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today said, Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping agreed to strengthen greater strategic communication between the two sides.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping will issue strategic guidance to their militaries to strengthen communications and to build trust and understanding, he said.
“PM Modi and President Xi recognised terrorism as a common threat and committed to cooperate further on counter-terrorism,” Gokhale added. The official sources, meanwhile, told PTI, that India and China will undertake a joint economic project in Afghanistan. Yesterday, Modi and Xi held extensive talks amid the bonhomie. The talks were started at the Hubei Provincial Museum. The Chinese leader took the prime minister for a walk at the museum and showed him around introducing the historic artefacts.