PM appreciates CM for ‘excellent arrangements’ during India-China meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the Tamil Nadu government and Chief Minister K Palaniswami for the “excellent arrangements” done for the second India-China informal summit held near Chennai recently.

In a statement today, the Tamil Nadu government said Modi in a letter, appreciated Palaniswami, the people of the state, cultural organisations and others.

In his letter, Modi told Palaniswami that the welcome given to Chinese President Xi Jinping and hospitality extended to him showed India’s culture and tradition together. Modi said the summit turned out to be an unforgettable event for him and also for President Xi.

“In the letter, the Prime Minister said the reception accorded to the Chinese President and the hospitality were reflective of our culture and ethos,” it said and quoted PM Modi as saying the summit was a “memorable” one for him and Mr Jinping.

Besides praising the government and Mr Palaniswami, PM Modi has also appreciated the people of Tamil Nadu and cultural, social and political organisations for the excellent arrangements done for the two leaders’ summit, it added.

Similarly the Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong also thanked Palaniswami for the cultural progammes and other arrangments made for Xi and the official delegation for the summit.

The Ambassador wholeheartedly thanked Palaniswami and the state government for the excellent reception accorded to the Chinese President and those accompanying him and the hospitality, besides the cultural programmes organised throughout, the release stated.