Today India and China signed two bilateral agreements at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. The two agreements were signed after the delegation talks in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Minister XI Jinping.

The first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to the Brahmaputra River. The second MoU was regarding the export of rice from India to China.

The Brahmaputra River MoU states that China will give hydrological information to India. This means China would provide critical information regarding the Brahmaputra River during the flood season.  

The second MoU states that India will begin to export non Basmati varieties of rice to China.

PM Modi  is visiting China for the two day SCO Summit. The summit that begins today is being held in Qingdao.  

Mr. Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two leaders will discuss trade and investment and the overall relationship between India and China. Modi was in China 6 weeks ago where he held an informal summit in Wuhan city in China with the Chinese President.

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