BRICS Summit 2017: Days after the end of Doklam standoff in Sikkim sector between Indian and Chinese soldiers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China President Xi Jinping held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit. The bilateral talks came as a surprise as both leaders had not announced such plan earlier. Modi-Xi bilateral talk came a day after China signed on the unanimous BRICS declaration condemning terror groups operating out of Pakistani soil.
“We, in this regard, express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al-Qaida and its affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir,” BRICS declaration said on Monday.
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 5, 2017
Here are the top takeaways from Modi-Jinping bilateral talk:
- Modi-Xi didn’t discuss Pakistan during the bilateral talk. They, rather, affirmed the need of a stable relationship between New Delhi and China.
- Discussion on terrorism, counterterrorism issues did not come out during Modi-Jinping meeting, said foreign secretary S Jaishnakar.
- The leaders were of the view that peace and tranquility in border areas are the pre-requisites for a peaceful relationship between the country.
- More efforts will be made by both nations for a more stable relationship amid the changing nature of world order.
- It was a “forward looking” meeting between Modi and Xi and they held a “constructive” discussion, said Jaishankar.