Xi enjoyed ‘heart to heart’ talks: Modi says ‘Chennai Connect’ will open new era

Published: Oct 12, 2019, 2:15 pm IST

Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, Oct 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday seemed to have achieved some success in terms of keeping the bilateral relations on track brushing aside the differences those surfaced over New Delhi’s Kashmir policy.

In what is clearly seen as attempts by both the leaders to not to allow differences turn into disputes – as was decided at the Wuhan talks last year – the Second Informal Summit between two Asian top leaders concluded here with Prime Minister Modi asserting that “our Chennai Connect will lead to the start of a new era of cooperation between the two countries”.

For his part, Chinese President Xi, who avoided raising Kashmir bogey, said both sides took “right decision” to have this kind of informal Summit and that “We should have more such Informal Summits”.Accordingly, Mr Xi invited Prime Minister Modi for next year’s Informal Summit to be hosted in China and Mr Modi also perhaps readily accepted. Chinese President also said the ‘heart to heart’ talks were good both sides.