Chennai: "President Xi Jinping! Welcome to India," Modi tweeted in English, attaching photos of the Chinese President arriving in Chennai and being received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
In an another tweet in Tamil, Modi said that he was happy to note that Tamil Nadu was greeting Xi. "Let the relationship between India - China further get strengthened through this informal summit," he said, attaching the same photos.
He also tweeted a welcome in Mandarin, along with the photo of Xi being received by the Governor.
The Chinese delegation includes Ding Xuexiang and Yang Jiechi, Members of Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee, Wang Yi, State Councillor and Foreign Minister, and H.E. Lifeng, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, among others.
#WATCH Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit group of temples at Mahabalipuram. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram is prescribed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/Yf8mHXCxh5— ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2019