Prior to the press conference, Modi and Xi resumed their "heart-to-heart" talks on the second and concluding day of the summit aimed at forging consensus to improve bilateral ties and address the contentious issues plaguing India-China relations.
China and India have agreed to strengthen communication between their militaries and keep the peace along their shared borders, signalling a successful reset in relations following a tense border stand-off a year ago.
Kong said Modi and Xi did not discuss last summer's border flare-up, although they agreed to seek a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement to the boundary problem.
"The 2 militaries will strengthen confidence-building measures and enhance communication and cooperation to uphold border peace and tranquility", said China's vice foreign minister Kong Xuanyou.
The leaders of China and India agreed to open a new chapter in their relationship on Saturday after an informal summit, just months after a dispute over a stretch of their high-altitude Himalayan border rekindled fears of war.
India has put out that the two countries looked forward to working in the direction of peace, and that they had also agreed to do a joint economic project in Afghanistan, in which context China has been seen as Pakistan's partner.
Vijay Gokhale, the Indian foreign secretary, told reporters that the two world leaders discussed strengthening ties in the area of entertainment (films), spirituality, technology and traditions among others.
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Regardless of the current visit's outcome, Modi appears intent on building a strong personal relationship with Xi, who will be China's leader for years to come following the lifting of term limits on the presidency. China while trying to expand its influence in Kabul has tacitly backed Pakistan, which has been accused by Afghanistan and the United States of backing the Taliban.
Several web site-related reports have said that both India and China have their respective reasons for forging a broad-based regional approach towards stabilizing Afghanistan.
"China and India should be good neighbours and friends".
"Free trade agreement will greatly facilitate trade, investment and other exchanges between China and India and therefore, we will continue to pursue such agreements.", Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said. "President Xi has not received any foreign leader outside the capital (Beijing)".
The BRI has injected "fresh vitality" to Asia's economic cooperation and helped the continent reshape its global relations, said the Asian Competitiveness Annual Report 2018 released here on the sidelines of China's Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference.
With China facing a potential tariff war with the United States, Beijing and New Delhi could find common ground on worldwide trade, Pant added.
Wuhan: China on Saturday said that there is no fundamental difference with India on the issue of "inter-connectivity" and Beijing will "not be too hard" with New Delhi on the issue of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India reportedly plans to appoint Bollywood star Aamir Khan as the brand ambassador to boost trade between the two nations.