Mamallapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping seem to have struck a chord on the first day of their second informal summit. The leaders extended their informal talks during dinner and spent almost 5 hours together. The formal meetings are lined up for Saturday. The atmospherics at this heritage site appeared to indicate that Xi gave a patient hearing to his host at their one-on-one meeting accompanied only by interpreters. The one-on-one dinner, scheduled to end at 8 pm, ended only around 10 pm as the two leaders remained engaged on a host of issues, including boundary, trade, counter-terrorism and geopolitics. In a late night briefing, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said the dinner meeting lasted for 150 minutes and overall the two leaders spent five hours together. They discussed their respective national vision and governance initiatives. They focused on challenges, including trade volume and trade value in the context of trade deficit, he said. Modi and Xi are understood to have spoken at length about counter-terror initiatives and deradicalisation measures amid prevailing challenges faced by both the countries. This is important ahead of the FATF meet in Paris between October 13 and 18. It will decide whether Pakistan… Read full this story
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