Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Chinese President Xi Jinping a short while ago at Arjuna’s penance in Mamallapuram for the much-awaited Second Informal summit between the two countries. Playing a perfect host, PM Modi took care of every minute details in entertaining the visiting dignitary.
During the visit to the historical monuments, Prime Minister Modi explained the historical importance of these to President Xi. Both the leaders also sat at Panch Ratha and discussed many things in a very comfortable environment.
Later, as he conversed with his Chinese counterpart at the Five Rathas Monument, the Prime Minister offered a tender coconut to the visiting foreign dignitary and the two leaders relished the drink, considered good for health.
Earlier, Xi was treated to Tamil cultural performances by folk dancers and Bharatanatyam artistes while scores of children greeted him by waving Indian and Chinese flags as he arrived here and later drove to the seaside resort town of Mamallapuram on Friday.
The Chinese president was accorded a red carpet welcome at the airport here on his arrival and received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal.