Stressing on the importance of India to China, the Prime Minister said, "This is possibly for the first time that you have met a country's leader twice outside the capital, Beijing. This is a sign of the importance that you accord to India as a country."
Underscoring the need to work together, Prime Minister Modi added, "We (India-China) have the responsibility to work for 40 percent of the world population. This means trying to successfully get the world rid of many problems. To work together towards this is a big opportunity for us."
Inviting President Xi to hold a similar informal summit next year in India, Prime Minister Modi said, "I hope such informal summits become a tradition between both the countries. I'll be happy if, in 2019, we can have such informal summit in India."
Later in the day, the two leaders will take a walk up to the Meiling Hall around the guesthouse.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi and President Xi held one-on-one talks after the former arrived at the Hubei province.
After that, President Xi took Prime Minister Modi on a tour of the exhibition of Marquis Yi of Zeng Cultural Relics and Treasure at Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan.
Prime Minister Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Wuhan, will depart for India on Saturday. (ANI)