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Can't divulge what Modi will say at BRICS summit in China: MEA

China termed India's concerns over Pak's anti-terrorist measures as 'inappropriate' for the forum

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi)

on Friday refused to divulge what Prime Minister will speak at the upcoming BRICS summit, a day after host said India's concerns over Pakistan's counter-record are not an "appropriate topic" to be discussed at the forum.

Replying to questions on the possibility of a bilateral meeting between and Chinses President Xi Jinping, Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, only said it is a common practice to have such meetings on the sidelines of multilateral forums.

At the same time, Kumar added that he was not in a position to share timings and details of bilateral meetings the prime minister will have on the sidelines of the summit.

Asked about China's comment on Thursday that it will not be appropriate to discuss Pakistan's counter-records at the at Xiamen, the spokesperson said he cannot pre-empt what will say during his interventions at the restricted and plenary sessions of the summit.

Kumar said India's position on has been very clear and it has been raising the issue at various multilateral forums.

"We noticed that India, when it comes to Pakistan's counter-terrorism, has some concerns. I don't think this is an appropriate topic to be discussed at BRICS summit," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying had told a media briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 19:42 IST