New Delhi, May 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Twitter on Monday that he has joined Chinese micro blogging website Weibo.
The prime minister uploaded an image of his comment on Weibo.
"Hello China! Looking forward to interacting with Chinese friends through Weibo," he said in a message written in Mandarin and English.
你好中国!期待通过微博与中国朋友们互动. Hello China! Looking forward to interacting with Chinese friends through Weibo. pic.twitter.com/yQcKn9bqTE— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 4, 2015
Sina Weibo is a Chinese microblogging website, one of the most popular sites in China, in use by well over 30 percent of internet users.
The announcement came ahead of Modi's visit to China, scheduled from May 14 to 16. While on his visit to China, Modi will be visiting the famous Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an province and is also likely to visit Chinese President Xi Jinping's hometown.