Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Chennai to a grandeur welcome by the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and deputy CM O Paneersalvem in the afternoon hours on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his twitter handle wrote, “Welcome to India, President Xi Jinping!”
The Chinese President and the Indian PM are slated for an informal summit at a seaside resort at Mamallapuram, 50 kms away from the city.
The two world leaders are expected to discuss on key issues relating border, trade, Kashmir issue among many.
The Chinese President Jinping who is in India for a 2-day visit will tour the three monuments of Mahabalipuram and will attend a cultural programme at the Shore temple on Friday.
Later, the Chinese President will have dinner with PM Modi.