May 24, 2016
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday left Delhi for China on a four-
day visit. Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were
present at a send-off function.
In the first leg of his State visit, President Mukherjee will go Guangzhou, which is
one of the most important industrial provinces of China.
He will participate in an Indian community event there in the evening. The President will reach Beijing on Wednesday. He will have talks with the top leaders of China like his counterpart Xi Jinping on bilateral, regional and international issues.
Pranab is accompanied by a delegation of top Indians academicians including Vice
Chancellors of Central Universities and Directors of IITs, where they will sign a
MoU with top Chinese research and educational Institution.
Earlier, before his departure, he had said that India seeks a fair, reasonable and
mutually acceptable settlement of the boundary issues with China. "We seek a
fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of the boundary question
and, pending the boundary settlement, to maintain peace and tranquillity in the
border areas. Both sides should strive to ensure that the outstanding issues are
addressed in a manner that demonstrates mutual sensitivity to each other's
concerns, interests and aspiration," he said.