Modi, Xi to meet in India this week

The Indian government says Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week.

The two countries say an informal summit will begin on Friday in Chennai, East India.
The Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the leaders will continue discussions on "overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance."
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui said at a news conference that the joint efforts of China and India will not only help the development of both countries but also enhance economic globalization and protect mutual interests.

The meeting comes as Xi welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing this week.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says Beijing hopes India and Pakistan will have further discussions on the Kashmir region.
Tensions between India and Pakistan remain high as New Delhi stripped the Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir region of its special autonomy status.