New Delhi(web team): India and China to signed 10 deals worth $10 billion in Beijing. The two have also agreed for cooperation in trade negotiations.
In this handout photograph taken and released by the Indian Press Information Bureau (PIB) on May 14, 2015, Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi
an. Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking his global investment push to China this week, as Asia
s rival superpowers look to put aside a festering border dispute and identify areas of economic cooperation. Modi has arrived for his first visit as premier to China before heading to South Korea where he will also seek help to upgrade Indias creaking infrastructure. AFP photo
Agreements signed to include outer space, sister cities, mines and minerals, skill development, and vocational education, among others. Consulates of respective countries in Chengdu and Chennai will also be set up.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded with an official welcome ceremony at the Eastern Plaza in the Great Hall of People in Beijing on Friday.
Prime Minister Modi, along with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, inspected the Guard of Honour before the national anthems of India and China were played at the venue.
Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi and Premier Li are held restricted talks which overshot their scheduled talks by 50 minutes, which followed by delegation-level talks between India and China.
In the afternoon, the two leaders will address the State/Provincial Leaders’ Forum, following which Premier Li will host a lunch banquet for the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Modi will later meet National People’s Congress (NPC) standing committee chairman Zhang Dejiang, before visiting the Tsinghua University, where he is scheduled to address the students. He will then visit the Temple of Heaven, where he will have his final engagement in the city: a yoga-tai chi joint event.
In the evening, the Prime Minister shall depart for Shanghai, the third and final city he shall be visiting during his current tour of China.