Xi'an (China), May 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on three-day China visit has updated his social media status on Weibo hours after he arrived in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province.
PM Modi debuted on Weibo, the popular Chinese Twitter-like platform on May 5 ahead of his visit. PM Modi is the first Indian leader to open an account on the Chinese social media.
Prime Minister started his visit to the country from Xi'an, the hometown of President Xi Jinping.
He began updating his Weibo accounts at about 2:30 pm with five
new posts in Chinese, Chinadaily.com reported.
In the lates post he said, "I am very happy to experience Chinese hospitality and there is a very special cultural bond (between China and India)."
He also posted photos showing his visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum and the Buddhist temple Daxingshan Temple. The temple houses works translated from Sanskrit - in Xi'an.
Prime minister received a warm welcome in Xi'an. This hometown reception also returns the favor after Modi hosted Xi in his own hometown of Ahmadebad last year. Xi was the first world leader to begin an India visit from Gujarat.
The visit highlights warming ties between the rising Asian powers, the world's two most populous nations, with a combined population of 2.6 billion.