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Ahead of BRICS, PM Narendra Modi meets Indian diaspora in Xiamen

The ninth BRICS summit is set to start in Xiamen under China's Chairmanship

ANI  |  Xiamen 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by the Indian community, on his arrival in Xiamen. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister on Sunday met at Wyndham Hotel in

"We are really excited to meet him. He is a PM who made India popular in the whole world. We are proud that we have a Prime Minister like him," said an Indian man.

"We are really happy that we meet him. It is like a life-time achievement for us," said another delighted Indian woman.

Prime Minister Modi reached to attend Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa (BRICS) summit.

The ninth is set to start in under China's Chairmanship.

The prime minister had earlier said he was looking forward to productive discussions and positive outcomes during the multilateral forum.

In a Facebook post, the prime minister said, "India had the privilege of hosting the previous Summit in Goa in October last year. I look forward to building upon the results and outcomes of the Goa Summit. I also look forward to productive discussions and positive outcomes that will support the agenda of a stronger BRICS partnership under the chairmanship of "

The prime minister further stated that he will also interact with the BRICS Business Council represented by captains of industry from all five countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

"In addition, I look forward to engaging with leaders of nine other countries, including BRICS partners, in an Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue, hosted by President on 5 September," the prime minister's post said.

He further said he would also meet leaders bilaterally on the sidelines of the summit.

Highlighting the significance of BRICS, the Prime Minister said it has important contributions in addressing global challenges and upholding world peace and security.

"India attaches high importance to the role of BRICS that has begun a second decade of its partnership for progress and peace," he added.

It's also reported that the prime minister will also raise the issue of terrorism, during the summit, and how it affects the BRICS nations.

First Published: Sun, September 03 2017. 21:23 IST