2020 To Be India-China Cultural, People To People Exchanges Year; PM Modi, President Jinping Decide In Mahabalipuram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping (@ANI/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have decided to designate 2020 as the 'Year of India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges'.

The decision was taken at the two-day Second Informal India-China Summit that concluded on Saturday (12 October). The Summit was held in Mahabalipuram on Friday and at a beach resort near here on Saturday.

A statement issued by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, "They also agreed that the 70th anniversary of the establishment of India-China relations in 2020 will be fully utilised to deepen exchanges at all levels including between their respective legislatures, political parties, cultural and youth organisations and militaries."

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According to the MEA, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations the two countries will organise 70 activities including a conference on a ship voyage that will trace the historical connect between the two civilisations.

On the link between Tamil Nadu and China, Modi has suggested carrying out a research on the subject.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only headline has been changed.)

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