Extend heartiest welcome to Modi and Xi, TN CM tells people

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 09, 2019 17:44 hrs

In a statement issued here, Palaniswami, welcoming the two leaders, said the meeting of Modi and Xi Jinping at Mahabalipuram on Oct 11-12 is a proud event for the state, and has brought Tamil Nadu to the notice of the world.

Palaniswami cited that the cultural and trading connections that Mahabalipuram -then a port town and part of Pallava Kingdom (2nd-8th century AD) - had with China.

The Chief Minister also said even the Chola Kingdom (3rd-8th century AD) had strong trade links with China, as per history.

In 1956, then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai had visited Kulpanthandalam village about 10 kms from Mahabalipuram, he said.