President Xi Jinping's visit will strengthen Indo-China ties, says Narendra Modi

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he was sure that the visit of his Chinese counterpart will strengthen ties between the two countries.

President Xi Jinping's visit will strengthen Indo-China ties, says Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he was sure that the visit of his Chinese counterpart will strengthen ties between the two countries.

Jinping is scheduled to visit Ahmedabad on September 17.

Ahead of Xi's visit, Modi posted various slides depicting Gujarat's rich Buddhist heritage including his birthplace Vadnagar's excavations on social media 'Twitter', the PTI reported.

"Ashokan Edict in Junagadh shows Samrat Ashok's reverence towards Buddhism & focuses on social & moral precepts," said one tweet while the other one read, "The place where I was born, Vadnagar too has a rich Buddhist influence including a Monastery."

He also noted that well known Chinese traveller Xuanzang (Hiuen Tsang) noted the presence of Buddhist monasteries, monks in parts of Gujarat.

Modi will host a private dinner for Xi on Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad when he begins his India visit.

According to official sources, the private dinner will be attended by limited number of guests from each side. There will be five persons from each side at the dinner which will not be very ostentatious, they said.

The Sabarmati riverfront was selected as a venue for the dinner as President Xi will be visiting Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram near it.

(With PTI Inputs)

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