Trade, defence, terror: Ten takeaways from Xi-Modi seaside summit


The two-day informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president concluded on Saturday at a beach resort in Tamil Nadu’s Mamallapuram where the leaders discussed trade, defence, people to people contact and terror threat.

Among the key decisions taken at the summit was the setting up of a high-level trade mechanism between the two nations to discuss trade, investment and services, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale told reporters. Both Xi and Modi said the two countries need to look to the future. The two leaders agreed that both countries should work together to deal with the challenge of terrorism, Gokhale said.

India raised its concerns about the ongoing China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade talks, Gokhale said. Read more

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