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National priorities on agenda as PM Modi meets President Xi in WuhanPM Narendra Modi with Xi Jinping. PTI file

National priorities on agenda as PM Modi meets President Xi in Wuhan

27 Apr 2018 | 11:07 AM

NEW DELHI: An informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will begin in Wuhan city on Friday afternoon. At 1 pm IST, the two leaders will first hold a one-on-one meeting, followed by a tour of exhibition of Marquis Yi of Zeng Cultural Relics and Treasure at the Hubei Provincial Museum.

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Smita Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27

National priorities will be on agenda as an informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will begin in Wuhan city on Friday afternoon.

At 1 pm IST, the two leaders will first hold a one-on-one meeting, followed by a tour of exhibition of Marquis Yi of Zeng Cultural Relics and Treasure at the Hubei Provincial Museum.

At 3.30 pm IST, the second round of meeting is slated with the possibility of the delegations joining in. Indian NSA Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Ambassador Gautam Bambawale and other MEA officials are accompanying Modi.

Modi, who reached Wuhan on Thursday night, has been engaged in deliberations and discussions since Friday morning with his team of officials, according to sources.

Later in the evening, President Xi will host PM Modi for dinner.

On Saturday morning, at 10 am local time (7.30 am IST) a half-hour walk by the East Late in the Guesthouse complex is scheduled for the two leaders.

The two will then ride a boat together in East Lake with a conversation without note-takers lined up for an hour. Prior to departure for Delhi, Modi will be hosted for lunch by President Xi.

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