PM Modi says special thanks to Xi for ''extremely productive meeting''

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted a "special thanks" to Chinese President Xi Jinping for "an extremely productive meeting" in Xi`an earlier in the day.

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Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted a "special thanks" to Chinese President Xi Jinping for "an extremely productive meeting" in Xi`an earlier in the day.

Modi, who flew in to Beijing on the second leg of his three-day Chinese visit, held summit level talks with Xi in the Chinese historic city of Xi`an, the capital of Shaanxi province and the hometown of President Xi.

"Reached Beijing after a memorable day in Xi`an. My gratitude to the people of Xi`an for their warmth & hospitality," Modi tweeted.

"A special thanks to President Xi Jinping, with whom I had an extremely productive meeting earlier today," he posted.

Modi is to be accorded a formal ceremonial welcome on Friday morning and will hold talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, after which both sides are to ink several agreements. He goes to Shanghai on Saturday.