70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and China

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70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and China

In order to commemorate The 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and China, , Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi and President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping had agreed during their Second Informal Summit on October 11-12, 2019 in Chennai to organise 70 celebratory activities in India and China.

The activities will demonstrate the historic connect between the two civilisations as well as their growing bilateral relationship over the years. They will further deepen people-to-people exchanges between the two countries at all levels, including between their respective legislatures, businesses, academics, cultural and youth organisations as well as the defence forces

Considering the ancient trade links between Tamil Nadu and China’s Fujian province, the two sides will engage in cooperative projects in studying ancient maritime links through establishment of sister-state relations between Tamil Nadu and Fujian province.

Both the countries will explore the possibility of establishing an academy to study links between Tamil Nadu and Fujian province and conduct research on maritime links between the countries.

The other activities include the two sides holding joint cultural performances at various border posts, visits of Indian naval ships as well as mid-level tri-service delegation of the Indian armed forces to China.

Besides hosting parliamentary exchanges, the two countries will conduct various activities to trace civilisational links, including China holding an International Xuanzang Forum, advancing studies related to Chinese scholar Xuanzang, highlighting the monk’s journey to India in the 6th Century AD.

On the business and trade front, China will hold a China-India Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum in India and organise the second China-India Drug Regulation.