15/05/2015 8:00 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Modi Arrives In Beijing: Delegation-Level Talks Later In The Day


BEIJING — 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 scheduled to hold restricted talks, which will be followed by delegation-level talks between India and China. The two leaders will then witness the signing of agreements between their respective nations, before giving statements to the press.

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.

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