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Mahabalipuram may host next Modi-Xi informal summit

PTI Chennai | Updated on September 02, 2019 Published on September 02, 2019

“Mamallapuram is one of the probable cities that could host the informal summit between the Prime Minister and the Chinese President,” according to government sources.   -  The Hindu

The coastal town of Mamallapuram near here might host the next informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in October, top government sources said here on Monday.

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The town was “one of the probable” ones that could host the top leaders of the respective countries for the two-day summit, the second informal one, the official said on condition of anonymity. “Mamallapuram is one of the probable cities that could host the informal summit between the Prime Minister and the Chinese President,” he said.

While some other Indian cities were also on the list, he did not name them. He did not divulge further details.

In April last year, Modi and Xi Jinping had held multiple meetings in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, as part of an unprecedented two-day informal summit to “solidify” the India-China relationship.

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Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram and located on the scenic East Coast Road about 50 km from here, is home to various ancient monuments and temples.

Published on September 02, 2019
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