CCTV news (news broadcast): President Xi Jinping met with India Prime Minister Modi in Chennai 11 local time.
Xi Jinping drove from his hotel to the Ma Hari pram Temple group. Along the way, chairman Xi Jinpings large photographs were everywhere. Thousands of people and young students waved the flag of China and India to welcome the young men and women dressed in national costumes, singing and dancing happily.
Modi greeted Xi Jinping at the entrance and gave a warm welcome to Chennai. Xi Jinping said that last year, I held a successful meeting with the prime minister in Wuhan and led China India relations to enter a new stage. I am glad to be invited to Tamil Nadu in the southern tip of India, where I can learn more about India.
The ancient temple of Mahabali Pram was built in the 7th to 8th centuries A.D. and consists of stone sculptures of Ajuana, the Five-Chariot Temple, and coastal temples. Modi accompanied Xi Jinping to visit and explain in person. Leaders of the two countries talked while walking, exchanged in depth and shared civilized dialogue and mutual learning.
Xi Jinping pointed out that Tamil Nadu has a long history of communication with China and is closely related to Chinas maritime trade since ancient times. It is a maritime cargo transfer station on the ancient Silk Road. Both China and India are ancient civilizations with thousands of years of history, and exchanges and mutual learning continue to this day. The ancestors of the two countries have overcome many obstacles and carried out extensive exchanges to promote the development and dissemination of literature, art, philosophy and religion. Both sides have benefited a lot. Sino-Indian cultural exchanges have great potential to be tapped. The two sides should take the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India next year as an opportunity to carry out wider and deeper humanistic exchanges, jointly advocate and promote dialogue and exchanges among civilizations, inject more lasting impetus into the development of bilateral relations and continue to write a new glory of Asian civilization.
Modi said that the ancient Temple group in which we live is an outstanding representative of Indian cultural heritage and architecture, and has witnessed the cultural exchanges and long-standing historical ties between China and India spanning more than ten centuries. After thousands of years of development, India and China have now become important emerging economies. Strengthening exchanges and cooperation is of great significance to the development of the two countries and will also promote global progress and prosperity. Indian civilization is ancient and profound, and its wisdom can provide inspiration for solving the challenges facing the world today.
Accompanied by Modi, Xi Jinping watched Indian classical dances such as Brado, which represents the ancient civilization of India.
The coastal shrine under the deep starry sky, facing the vastly boundless India ocean, Xi Jinping and moody talked freely about their respective domestic development and exchange experiences in governing the country. They agreed that China and India should respect each other, learn from each other and learn from each other, and work together to achieve common development and prosperity, and realize the great rejuvenation of the two civilizations of China and India.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and He Lifeng participated in the above activities.