New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in India on October 11 for his second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.

According to the MEA, the second informal summit will provide the two leaders a chance to continue discussions on bilateral, regional, global issues and exchange views on deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership.

Here are key things you need to know about the second informal summit about PM Modi and Xi Jinping:

1. Xi Jinping will arrive in India on October 11 for the second informal summit with PM Modi. The two leaders are expected to discuss a variety of issues. The summit will take place in the ancient coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai.

2. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had their inaugural Informal Summit in Wuhan, China, on April 27-28, 2018. The Chennai Informal Summit will provide them an opportunity to continue discussions on bilateral, regional and global issues and exchange views on deepening India-China partnership,” the MEA said in a statement.

3. No agreements, Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs), joint communique expected to be signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, since it is an informal meeting.

4. The meet between PM Modi and XI Jinping comes in the backdrop of the escalated tensions between India and Pakistan. China is known as Pakistan’s all-weather ally, especially on the Kashmir issue.

5. However, in a jolt for Pakistan, China on Tuesday said that its position on Kashmir issue is ‘consistent and clear’ and asked the two countries to resolve the matter bilaterally.

6. “China's position on the issue of Kashmir is consistent and clear. We call on India and Pakistan to step up dialogue on disputes including the Kashmir issue to enhance mutual trust and improve relations,” news agency ANI quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang as saying.

7. The two leaders had their inaugural Informal Summit in Wuhan, China on 27-28 April 2018 which was described as a ‘unique format’ where the two leaders were engaged in an informal set-up. The two leaders then met for a short period of 40 minutes and curtailed delegation-level meetings to rebuild mutual trust and understanding after the Doklam stand-off.

8. In the Wuhan summit, PM Modi and Xi Jinping decided to issue "strategic guidance" to their militaries to strengthen communication and build trust and understanding.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma