Malappuram Summit: Mutton, Lobster in Dinner For Xi Jinping Hosted by PM Narendra Modi; Check Full Menu
File Image of PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping (Photo Credits: PTI)

Chennai, October 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the dinner for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Malappuram, where the two leaders are holding a two-day informal summit. The "Wuhan-style" meeting between the two leaders involves a prolonged one-to-one interaction, accompanied by only one official from the respective delegate each. Pallava Architecture, Cultural Event at Shore Temple Sum Up Day 1 of Informal Meet.

At the dinner hosted by PM Modi for Xi Jinping, non-vegetarian culunaries were also presented. Among the dishes rolled out before the Chinese premier included Mutton Ularthiyathu and Lobster Malabar. Other dishes of chicken, mutton and fish also made the cut to the dining table.

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In a late-night press briefing, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that Prime Minister Modi and President Jinping shared a "quality time" with each other, holding talks on an array of issues including trade and terrorism.

Notably, Jinping arrived in India earlier in the day and landed in Chennai. He was given a red-carpet welcome by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam. He was drove to Malappuram where he was personally received by Prime Minister Modi. The two leaders visited ancient Pallava dynasty monuments, before attending a cultural event at the 8th century Shore Temple.