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In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi vis­its the Ter­ra­cotta War­riors and Horses Mu­seum on 14 May in X’ian dur­ing a three-day state visit to China.

The mu­seum fea­tures a col­lec­tion of ter­ra­cotta sculp­tures de­pict­ing the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first em­peror of China, who ruled the coun­try in the third cen­tury.

Dur­ing the state visit, Modi and Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping signed trade and eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion deals worth $22bn (R261bn), cov­er­ing a range of sec­tors in­clud­ing re­new­able en­ergy, fi­nance, ed­u­ca­tion, space ex­plo­ration, rail­ways and sci­en­tific re­search.

The two lead­ers also vowed to find an am­i­ca­ble so­lu­tion to bor­der dis­putes, in­clud­ing in an area known as South Ti­bet, which is in China but ad­min­is­tered by In­dia. Modi said that a har­mo­nious part­ner­ship be­tween In­dia and China, the two ma­jor economies in Asia, is es­sen­tial for the eco­nomic devel­op­ment and po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity of the con­ti­nent.

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