BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - President takes men of great deeds by hand to sit beside him for group photo
To show his concern and respect for two senior citizens who dedicated their lives to building the nation, President Xi Jinping took them by the hand and invited them to sit with him for a group picture at the Great Hall of People in Beijing.
Underlining the importance of building physical connectivity with the ASEAN region to further strengthen its economic ties with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the largest so far Asean-India business and investment summit is slated to be held in New Delhi in January next year.
Addressing the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit here, Modi also said that a conference to discuss increasing connectivity between both regions is also due to take place next month in New Delhi.
Since time immemorial, India has maintained a cultural link with South-east Asia. But that was halted owing to multiple factors during the time of colonial intervention. This cultural link is said to have been revived and rebuilt by Rabindranath Tagore’s visit to that region, resulting in a permanent bond between them. It was through Rabindranath, a poet and philosopher, that India’s strong passion for universalism became known to the modern world.
BANGKOK • United States President Donald Trump will travel to Danang city in central Vietnam on Nov 10 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) economic leaders' meeting.
The next day, he will fly north to Hanoi for bilateral meetings with President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders. The fact that Mr Trump was travelling to the Vietnamese capital for this meeting was important in itself, analysts said.