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BRICS Summit: PM Modi leaves for China, may raise terror issue

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

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi, BRICS Summit
PM Modi emplanes for China to attend the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China. Photo: Twitter handle @PIB_India

Prime Minister has left for China to attend the ninth in Xiamen.

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

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

In a post, the Prime Minister said, "had the privilege of hosting the previous Summit in in October last year. I look forward to building upon the results and outcomes of the 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 China."

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 Xi Jinping on 5 September," the Prime Minister's post said.

He further said that 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.

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

Recently, and China agreed to end their over the two-month-long standoff in the Doklam Plateau by reaching an understanding to not let their long standing differences become disputes.

India-China stand-off at Doklam, near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan tri-junction, had been going on for more than two months and the situation arose after China started constructing a road in the area.

India objected to the road construction after the Chinese troops ignored Bhutanese protests, triggering a face-off on June 16.

First Published: Sun, September 03 2017. 13:46 IST