President Elbegdorj of Mongolia gifts the Morin Khuur to the PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Mongolia is the new bright light of democracy for the world, hailing the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between New Delhi and Ulaanbaatar.The Prime Minister, who was addressing the Mongolian Parliament, is the first foreign leader to address the members on Sunday, a holiday. “Mongolia is the new bright light of democracy. Your country reminds us how beautiful this world is. It’s an honour to address the Parliament of Mongolia; it’s a special privilege to do so in 25th year of democracy in Mongolia. I’m deeply grateful for your generosity in hosting me on a Sunday, I’m humbled by warmth, welcome and wonderful hospitality,” said Prime Minister Modi, while addressing the Mongolian Parliament at the State Great Khural.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>He further said that India is a bright spot of hope as far as global economic momentum is concerned. “A year ago, a nation of 1.25 billion people voted for change and progress in the largest democratic election in human history. In less than a year, India has emerged as one of the fastest growing major economies of the world,” he said.Latest updates:13:48 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015PM Modi tries his hand at archery at the Mini-Naadam FestivalThe synchrony of nature & culture, in the Mongolian steppes. Indian & Mongolian PM’s at the Mini-Naadam Festival.11:39 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015Modern technology to bind ancient nationsPM Modi lays foundation stone for Vajpayee ICT Training Centre. 11:20 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015In Japan PM Modi tried his hand on the drum. In Mongolia he tries his hand on the morin khuur10:30 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015Here are pictures of the gift, presented by PM Modi to President Elbegdorj.PM Modi presented President Elbegdorj a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare 13th century manuscript on the history of Mongols. The manuscript has over 80 fine miniature illustrations. It is a part of Volume 1 of the work and no other copy of it is known to exist.9:12 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015PM Modi speaks at the State Great Hural, the Mongolian Parliament * The convergence of Buddhism and democracy provides us a path to build an Asia of peace and cooperation, harmony and equality.* The 8 fold path of Buddha prescribes not just path to happiness of individuals but also guide to well being of societies & nations.* At a time when the global economy remains weak, the world speaks in one voice: India is the bright spot of hope to become the new locomotive for global economic momentum. We are conscious that our challenges are vast, but we have faith in our sound policies and good governance. We draw confidence from unity of our nation and common purpose of our people. As we transform lives of people, we also create opportunities for the world* Five decades ago, we stood firmly with you, as you sought membership of the United Nations as a proud and sovereign nation. In turn, time and again, you have stood in solidarity with us, in the United Nations and elsewhere.* India is a bright spot of hope as far as global economic momentum is concerned.* Mongolia is the new bright light of democracy in our world: Pm Modi addressing the Mongolian Parliament.* While the human bonds have been strong our economic ties have been modest. But, I have no doubt that our relations will progress along every avenue of the new age.* Bonds of hearts and minds have the strength to overcome the barriers of distance* Our ties are timeless in spirit* India and Mongolia are at an important milestone. We are celebrating sixty years of diplomatic relations* I am delighted to visit Mongolia, a country of great people and a land infinite beauty8:13 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015 PM Modi in Mangolia* I am delighted to visit Mongolia, it’s a great honor to be the first Indian PM to do so.* You have called us your spiritual neighbor, we will always fulfill the responsibility that comes with this honor* Today Mongolia is also an integral part of India’s Act East policy. We can work together to advance peace, stability and prosperity in the region.* Our agreements covers economic relations, development partnership, security and people to people partnerships. We attach high importance to our security cooperation. Our agreements will deepen cooperation in border security and cyber security.* India will provide a line of credit of $1 billion to support expansion of Mongolia’s economic capacity and infrastructure* We are starting a new era in our partnership.Here is the full list of agreements signed between India and Mongolia 7:59 IST Sunday, 17 May 20157:33 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015Signing on to a new Strategic Partnership with Mongolia.7:33 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015″India is privileged to be considered as Mongolia’s spiritual neighbour.” PM Modi to PM Saikhanbileg at Delegation level talks7:33 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015Honouring a guest, the Mongolian way. 7:32 IST Sunday, 17 May 2015Prime Minister visited the Gandantegchinlen monastery in the city, where he interacted with the Hamba Lama and gifted him a sapling of a Bodhi tree. 9:30 IST Saturday, 16 May 20158:30 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015PM Modi arrived in Mongolia on historic visit, will discuss trade tiesUpdates from Modi’s China visit15:16 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015Modi leaves for Mangolia15:06 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015Goodbye China! My gratitude for the warmth & hospitality. Will always remember my visit fondly: PM14:10 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian community in Shanghai* The best part of my visit was the meetings I had with the youth, at two different functions* There is no part of the world not affected by terrorism. We who follow “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” hold the strength to fight terrorism. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘the world is one family’. And India knows it.* Whole world is a family. Languages may vary, other features may differ but entire world is a family and thats what we have been taught.* No one would have made me prime minister by looking at my bio-data.* I had not imagined that a year later on the same day (16th May) I would get an opportunity like this.* Last year this time the world reverberated – dukh bhare din beetay re bhaiya.* The world is seeing this visit very closely. The President of China welcomed another leader in a place outside Beijing. I am very grateful to the President of China for welcoming our delegation in Xi’an.13:36 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015PM Modi arrives for Indian Community Reception12:44 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a Centre for Gandhian & Indian Studies at Fudan University. Chinese students recited verses from the Bhagwad Gita at Opening Ceremony of Centre for Gandhian & Indian Studies.PM Modi speaks at Fudan University, Shanghai* It is easy to open doorways for the economy and tourism, but to open doorway for knowledge takes inner strength* Today yet again China has opened a doorway into philosophies of Gandhi, which I consider a landmark event.* Today World is facing two major problems – terrorism and global warming.* Mahatma Gandhi is a ‘Yug Purush’ and a ‘Vishwa Manav’.* The world is suffering from Global Warming and Terrorism, Gandhian ideals have the solution to these problems* 21st Century is Asia’s century. India & China should work together to encourage ppl to lIve life dedicated to human welfare11:57 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015List of B2B agreements signed during PM’s visit10:33 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015PM Modi meeting Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng9:42 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015China, India sign more than $22 billion in deals – Indian embassy8:45 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed India-China Business forum after meeting top 22 Chinese CEOs in Shanghai and said he strongly believes that this century belongs to Asia.PM Modi at India-China Business Forum in Shangha* India has always been a knowledge society. You have been an innovating society.* As we helped each other growing spiritually, we have to help each other growing economically.* The scope and potential, the breadth and length of infrastructure and related developments is very huge in India.* Indo-Chinese partnership should and will flourish, says PM Modi at India-China Business Forum in Shangha.* Harmonious partnership between India and China is essential for economic development and political stability of Asia.* India and China have potential of growth and problem solving. I am personally committed to take the co-operative process forward.* Let us work together in mutual interest and for progress and prosperity of our great countries8:40 IST Saturday, 16 May 20158:30 IST Saturday, 16 May 20158:20 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met 22 top Chinese CEOs in Shanghai and pitched for make in India.Interacting with CEO’s of Chinese companies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I have come to say to you Make in India”Pitching the ‘5F Formula’ – From Farm to Fibre to Fabric to Fashion to Foreign, PM Modi invited top Chinese CEOs to ‘Make in India’, Modi also said that India and China can together give something to the world.Here’s the list of top business persons who attended the CEO’s interaction with PM 8:15 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015India & China can together give something to the world. PM Modi at CEO’s interaction in Shanghai8:10 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015We fully support Make in India, Xiaomi’s Lin Bin to PM Modi7:40 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015PM meets Chinese CEOs in Shanghai 7:26 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015’We are full of hope about India, which offers a dynamic work force and huge market “. Liang Wengen, Chairman SANY 7:25 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015″We are excited about India. We are excited about Make in India and Digital India.” Jack Ma of Alibaba to PM Modi7:24 IST Saturday, 16 May 2015Trillions of dollars under 1 roof!Previous Updates:19:17 IST Friday, 15 May 2015Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sanghai on Friday for the third and final leg of his three-day China visit that also took him to Xi’an and Beijing. Modi arrived yesterday in Xi’an where he held summit-level talks with President Xi Jinping.He then moved to Beijing where he held wide-ranging parleys with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang today. Tomorrow Modi will meet with CEOs of top Chinese companies and a number of agreements worth USD 10 billion are expected to be signed.16:00 IST Friday, 15 May 2015Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said both India and China face the threat of growing extremism and terrorism whose source “is in the same region”, in a veiled reference to terror networks in Pakistan.Modi, while addressing students at the Tsinghua University in Beijing , asserted that India and China face instability in their “shared neighbourhood” that can threaten the security and slow down the economies of the two countries. “The spreading tide of extremism and terrorism is a threat we both face; for both, its source is in the same region,” he said in an apparent reference to the cross-border terrorism faced by India and China originating in Pakistan.Terror strikes in India like the 26/11 Mumbai attacks have often been traced to Pakistan while unrest in China’s Xinjiang province is many times linked to separatists trained in camps in Pakistan. “We must also deal with the changing character of terrorism that has made it less predictable and more diffuse. We source a large part of our energy from the same region that faces instability and uncertain future,” Modi said.14:26 IST Friday, 15 May 2015* We will ensure land acquisition does not become a barrier to growth and a burden to farmers: PM Modi* India, China should settle boundary question quickly, without any prejudice: PM Modi* India has decided to extend e-visa to Chinese nationals: PM Modi11:17 IST Friday, 15 May 2015* India, China decide to have more Border Personnel Meeting Points as part of efforts to maintain peace and tranquility on the boundary. * India,China to set up task force to look into trade imbalance and other economic issues, says Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.10:33 IST Friday, 15 May 2015I speak of Cooperative Federalism, when the Centre and the States are partners: PM ModiSpeaking at the forum, PM Narendra Modi said, “This forum has a special place in my heart. As I saw in my experience State government can take innumerable initiatives for development of states. In India’s Constitution, state governments have predominant role in economic and social development.”He further added, “I speak of Team India. I believe foundation for India’s development will not be single pillar of Centre but 30 pillars of Centre, States. I speak of Cooperative Federalism, when the Centre and the States are partners.”Stating that such a forum is a first that India has with any country, Modi said, ” We are truly taking our relationship outside our national capitals to state capitals and cities.” 10:00 IST Friday, 15 May 2015China must reconsider approach to realise full potential of partnership with India: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that China must reconsider its approach on certain issues in order to realise the full potential of its partnership with India, adding that the two Asian giants have a ‘historic responsibility’ to use their relationship for the good of the world.Addressing media after signing ceremony, PM Modi said, “I am very grateful to President Xi for his special gesture of hosting me in Xian; and, for showing me the city’s extraordinary heritage. It is a treasure of the world. I am pleased to visit China in the first year of my Government. This is one of our most important strategic partnerships.”Modi further added, “Our relationship has been complex in recent decades. But, we have a historic responsibility to turn this relationship into a source of strength for each other and a force of good for the world. We are committed to set a new direction between the two largest Asian countries.”“My conversations with [Chinese] Premier Li Keqiang were candid, constructive and friendly. I stressed the need for China to reconsider its approach to some issues that hold us back from realising the full potential of our partnership. We both reiterated our strong commitment to make all efforts to maintain peace and tranquillity in the border region,” he added.Modi also stressed the need for strengthening mutual trust and confidence while seeking solutions to outstanding issues.The Prime Minister said, “I sought tangible progress on issues relating to visa policy and trans-border rivers. I also discussed some of our regional concerns. We agreed that as we move ahead, we should be sensitive to each other’s interests; strengthen mutual trust and confidence; continue to manage our difference with maturity; and, seek solutions to outstanding issues.””On the boundary question, we agreed that we continue to explore a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable resolution. We both reiterated our strong commitment to make all efforts to maintain peace and tranquility in the border region,” said Modi.Stating that he looks forward to working with President Xi and Premier Li, Modi said, “I have welcomed President Xi’s proposal to hold regular summits to realize our vision for the relationship. I have also invited Premier Li to visit India at an early date.”List of agreements signed between india and ChinaAgreements on Railways, Education Exchange Program, Mining and Mineral sector, Space Co-operation, Broadcasting between CCTV & DD, Tourism Co-operation, India-China Think Tank Forums, Earthquake Science & Engineering, Development Research Centre and NITI Aayog, Co-op on Ocean Science were signed between India and China.9:36 IST Friday, 15 May 2015Signing of agreements taking place in Beijing in the presence of the leaders. 9:12 IST Friday, 15 May 2015PM Modi, Premier Li to sign agreements after holding talks in Beijing. The talks between Modi and Li overshot by 50 minutes, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.9:12 IST Friday, 15 May 2015 Full Delegation talks with PM Modi and Premier Li at Great Hall of People now in progress 7:20 IST Friday, 15 May 2015Welcome ceremony held for PM Modi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Eastern Plaza, Great Hall of People.7:10 IST Friday, 15 May 2015Modi will meet Zhang Dejiang, the Chairman of the National People’s Congress (China’s Parliament).Modi will also addresss students at the prestigious Tsinghua University following which he will travel to Temple of Heaven where he will witness a Yoga-Taichi Joint event before leaving for Shanghai on the third leg of his China trip.7:00 IST Friday, 15 May 20157:10 IST Thursday, 14 May 2015Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in BeijingPrevious updatesPrime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday discussed ways to strengthen “trust” and maintain peace on border between India and China, whose ties are often soured by the decades-old boundary dispute.Modi and Xi held substantive talks in this city, the first time a Chinese President has done so outside Beijing, covering various issues ranging from political, economic and global issues like terrorism, UNSC reforms and India’s membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). “On the political side, there was a lot of discussion on strengthening trust and increasing convergence,” said Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar while briefing media on the 90-minute delegation-level talks without taking any questions.He said the two leaders discussed the boundary issue, including peace and tranquility, besides trans-border rivers. The boundary issue has been a sticking point in the relations between the two major Asian countries and both are making efforts to settle it through Special Representatives’ talks. The Special Representatives have held 18 rounds of discussions so far.
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