Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a series of one-on-one meetings with Chinese President Xi-Jinping on first day of a two-day “informal summit” in Wuhan city of China’s Hubei province.
The one of its kind “informal summit” was aimed at improving strained India-China ties post Doklam standoff. However, both sides decided to keep Doklam issue aside and the discussions they held were mostly focused on improving bilateral ties.
During the delegation level talks with the Chinese President, Modi said that by working together, India and China can help the world get rid of most of its problems as the countries comprise 40 per cent of the total population.
The Prime Minister also invited Xi to India on a similar “informal summit” next year.
Here is what PM Modi told Xi Jinping during the informal summit in Wuhan
# Your dream of ‘New Era’ and our efforts of New India is a step towards right direction and will benefit the world.
# At the time of Congress (Communist party Congress) government, you talked about ‘New Era’, today I talk about ‘New India. It shows the similarity in our thinking.
# I hope such informal summits becomes a tradition between both the countries. I'll be happy, if in 2019, we can have such informal summit in India.
# India-China have the responsibility to work for 40% of the world population, this means trying to successfully get the world rid of many problems. To work together towards this is a big opportunity for us.
# The people of India feel really proud that I'm maybe the first Prime Minister of India, for whom, you (Chinese President) have come out of the capital twice to receive me.