Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was on a two- day visit to China had arrived in the central Chinese city, Wuhan On 27 April 2018 for the summit. He was warmly welcomed at the airport and later met Chinese President Xi Jinping who welcomed him with a warm shake hand and hosted a grand welcoming ceremony for him at the Hubei Provincial Museum.
PM Modi was welcomed with a classical Chinese dance opera performance after which Chinese President Xi took him around some of the most historic art collections and cultural relics of China’s ancient civilisation.
28 April 2018 the two leaders resumed their one-on-one talks Their day began with a walk around the East Lake and then they went for a ride in a double decker boat and ended their first-ever informal summit with a one-on-one lunch.
The summit is stated to be unique as the two leaders have no pressure and obligation to strike any agreements nor make big announcements but focus mainly on candid discussions on solutions to some of the vexed problems like the boundary question and other issues.