New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for his three-nation tour of China, Mongolia and South Korea.
Prime Minister Modi will first arrive in the Chinese city of Xi’an, which is the hometown of Chinese President Xi Jinping, before leaving for Beijing on Thursday evening.
The Prime Minister’s stay in Beijing would witness the first meeting of the India-China state and provincial leader’s forum.
He will also hold talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and delegations and is expected to sign a number of agreements at the conclusion of the talks.
Prime Minister Modi is also scheduled to visit Shanghai before arriving in Mongolia on Saturday.
The third and final leg of his tour will see the Prime Minister heading to South Korea, where he will participate in the sixth Asian Leadership Conference.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi had said that this visit to China would set a milestone not only for bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries, but for all of Asia and the developing nations.
The Prime Minister added that India and China would give out the message of peace and harmony together as they had come a long way from the times of war.
The Prime Minister also held an interaction with the Chinese media on Tuesday, where he highlighted the immense scope for further growth in India-China ties.
In South Korea, the Prime Minister is scheduled to attend a business event and the Indian Republic of Korea CEO forum, which would also be attended by President Park Geun-hye, followed by a meeting with some of the top CEOs of Korean companies.
Prime Minister Modi will also be addressing an Indian community reception on the first day of his visit there, expected to be attended by 1,500 people.