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President Pranab Mukherjee visited China from May 24 – 27

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee visited China from May 24 to 27 to hold negotiation with Top Chinese leadership and announced first trip to China by an Indian Head of state in Six Years

  • Arrived in Beijing on May 25 and attended the reception hosted by the Chinese People’s Friendship Association for Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

Invited by: Chinese President Xi JinpingPresident Visit to China

President maiden visit to china after his predecessor Pratibha Patil in 2010, after six years Prez made his first visit in Chinese City Guangzhou

India, China agree to advance ongoing boundary negotiations

Venue: Beijing

Delegates: President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang and National Peoples’ Congress chairman Zhang Dejiang


  • Emphasise the relationship forward by expanding areas of Convergence and Managing areas of difference
  • To expand India’s Civilian nuclear programme
  • Xiao Qian, Director-General of Asian region in China’s ministry of foreign affairs, agreed to strengthen cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy

Delegation of Chinese president and Pointes discussed

  • Discussed the ways to strengthen cooperation in “investment, trade and tourism”
  • Promoting“practical cooperation” in areas such as railways, industrial zones, new energy and even possibilities in space cooperation
  • Showed interest in the flagship schemes such as Digital India and Make in India and in investment in the Smart Cities project
  • China to accommodate more Indian tourists (seven batches this year) to visit KailashMansarovar via the Nathu La pass into Tibet
  • Agreed to advance the ongoing boundary negotiations under the special representatives mechanism
  • To take actions to maintain peace and tranquillity in the boundary regions
  • To eliminate International and Cross border terrorism under UN and BRICS frameworks

Thanked China for its support for India’s annexation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation


Addressed students and teachers at Beijing’s Peking University