1. Narendra Modi China visit: PM set to head for BRICS Summit 2017; here are 10 things you must know

Narendra Modi China visit: PM set to head for BRICS Summit 2017; here are 10 things you must know

PM's visit to China comes days after both the country's managed to end the 73-day long Doklam standoff.

By: | Published: September 3, 2017 11:06 AM
Narendra Modi China visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for China for the 9th BRICS summit that will take place in Xiamen on Saturday. (PTI)

Narendra Modi China visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for China for the 9th BRICS summit that will take place in Xiamen on Saturday. PM Modi will be attending the BRICS Summit in China’s Fujian province from September 3-5, 2017. The Xiamen city has been decked up for the high-profile summit. PM Modi had yesterday said he was looking forward to productive discussions and positive outcomes at the upcoming BRICS summit in China. Here are ten things to know about today’s BRICS summit:

1) The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in China’s Xiamen city will see the leaders of the five countries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking part in this high-profile summit, reported PTI.

2) PM’s visit to China comes days after both the country’s managed to end the 73-day long Doklam standoff. Prime Minister said he will have the opportunity to meet leaders bilaterally on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit.

3) From Xiamen, PM will travel to Myanmar on August 5 for a three-day visit. Modi while speaking about his first bilateral visit to Myanmar, said both countries will look at strengthening existing cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, infrastructure and energy, and culture, reported PTI.

4) As per the report by PTI, over 1,000 business leaders which would be including those from India and other emerging economies are expected to attend the BRICS Business Forum on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the forum and deliver a keynote speech.

5) Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday called on leaders of BRICS countries to present a united opposition front against protectionism and new barriers in global trade. As per the report by ANI, Putin also asked BRICS countries to show leadership on issues of regional and global importance, including counter terrorism.

6) Meanwhile, the Congress Party is eyeing big decisions from PM Modi, specially after the Doklam standoff between India and China, it had said.

7) Congress leader Tom Vadakkan while speaking to ANI, said that the expectations will be high because the Prime Minister has always portrayed his skills to be “extraordinary,” especially in solutions related to complicated problems.

8) Chinese coastal city of Xiamen is all set to host the biggest international event to be from September 3 to 5. As per the report, security has been tightened and all preparations have been made ahead of the BRICS summit.

9) Ahead of the BRICS summit, the New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved USD 1.4 billion loans for sustainable development projects in China, India and Russia.

10 ) India had hosted the previous BRICS summit in Goa last year. “India attaches high importance to the role of BRICS that has begun a second decade of its partnership for progress and peace. BRICS has important contributions to make in addressing global challenges and upholding world peace and security,” the prime minister said.

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