China’s Xi, Indian PM Modi Give Each Other Gifts

Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged gifts with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, October 12, in the coastal state of Tamil Nadu before Xi departed for a visit to Nepal.

👉 Indian and Chinese leaders at an informal summit Saturday sidestepped their differences and said they will tackle a huge trade deficit that has been troubling India, and enhance measures to strengthen border security.

In the coastal heritage town of Mamallapuram in southern India, where the two leaders met, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “we have decided to manage our differences prudently,” and not let them become “disputes.”

He said both sides will remain sensitive to each other’s concerns so that the relationship “will be a source of peace and stability in the world.”

Without elaborating, Chinese President Xi Jinping said “we have engaged in candid discussions as friends,” as they sat down for talks.