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PM Modi arrives in China to attend BRICS summit

PM Modi arrives in China to attend BRICS summit”

"At the BRICS Summit, looking forward to building upon the results & outcomes of the Goa Summit previous year, " he said in a series of tweets. "We are looking at the summit very positively, so as to come out with a strong outcome, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking forward to participate in this summit", Saran said.

Leaders from five other emerging markets and developing countries - Egypt, Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan and Thailand - will attend the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries during the BRICS summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will also meet leaders bilaterally on the sidelines of the BRICS summit.

The three-day summit in Xiamen, a southeastern Chinese city in Fujian province, will begin even as authorities declared a high alert with Typhoon Mawar expected to hit the coastal region.

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She also indicated that raising the topic might affect the success of the summit because Chinese leaders may be forced to defend its close ally, Pakistan.

Modi's visit to attend the Brazil-Russia-India-China- South Africa (BRICS) Summit comes days after India and China managed to end the 73-day long Dokalam standoff. Xiamen will host the 2017 BRICS Summit from September 3 to 5, which brings together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa.

"We BRICS countries are committed to upholding global peace and contributing to the worldwide security order", the Global Times quoted Xi as saying.

"Since the (Doklam) dispute has been resolved, the Xiamen meeting (bilateral meet between Modi and Xi) will be a turning point", Wang Dehua, an expert at one of China's top think tanks the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said.

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Both sides will also explore new areas of cooperation, the statement said. He is visiting Myanmar at the invitation of President U Htin Kyaw.

Modi might raise Pakistan's terror links at the event. "I will also interact with the Indian community in Myanmar".

The Prime Minister added he is looking forward to visiting the famed heritage city of Bagan, where the Archaeological Survey of India has renovated the Ananda Temple, and will be undertaking further restoration work on a number of pagodas and murals that were damaged in last year's natural disaster.

"The world is paying great attention to the BRICS summit".

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