New Delhi, May 5: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Thursday met Han Zheng, member of the politburo of the Communist Party of Chi and party secretary of Shanghai, who is on a visit to India. “An important visitor from Chi comes calling. CPC Party Secretary of Shanghai Han Zheng meets PM @rendramodi,” exterl affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Han, who is here on an invitation extended by Exterl Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, is being accompanied by a strong business delegation and will visit New Delhi, Agra, Bengaluru and Mumbai.
After meeting Modi, Han also called on Minister of State for Exterl Affairs V.K. Singh. “Connecting with Chi’s cities. After calling on PM, CPC Party Secretary of Shanghai Han Zheng meets MoS @Gen_VKSingh,” Swarup said in another tweet.
The visit of Han and his delegation is under the exchange programme between the ministry of exterl affairs of India and the intertiol department of the Communist Party of Chi (MEA-IDCPC).
“Following the institutiolisation and expansion of the MEA-IDCPC during the landmark visit of Prime Minister (rendra) Modi to Chi in May 2015, this is the highest level visit from Chi under this exchange programme,” Swarup said earlier on Thursday in his weekly media briefing here. The last visit from India under this programme was that of Harya Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in January this year. (IANS)