BRICS Summit: PM Modi gives blueprint for next decade, leaders condemn terrorism

Randolph Lopez
September 5, 2017

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China for the BRICS Summit, media reports hint that there could be a bilateral meeting between PM Modi and China's Premier Xi Jinping. This resulted in a months-long standoff between the troops of both the nations along India's Sikkim border, where both sides told each other to withdraw from the region.

"BRICS cooperation meets the common requirements of our five nations for development and conforms to the historical trends", Xi said, underscoring the common pursuit of partnership and prosperous development despite different national conditions.

"The BRICS Summit has been successful in addressing the challenges of the rapidly changing global scenario", Prime Minister Modi added.

The Chinese and Indian troops had an eyeball-to-eyeball standoff since June 16 after the Indian side stopped the construction of a road by the Chinese Army on the plateau, which is claimed by Bhutan.

Jaishankar said: "Both of us (India and China) know what happened".

In a meeting that lasted over an hour, Mr Xi called for putting its bilateral relationship with India on the "right track", reported Xinhua, China's official news agency.

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On his part, Xi said "healthy and stable relations" between China and India were in line with the fundamental interests of their people. "There is no linkage to any other development", Saran said.

"Leaders attending the dialogue agree that emerging market and developing countries, which enjoy good growth momentum, are well placed to play a bigger role in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and improving global economic governance".

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - otherwise known as the BRICS - or emerging economies - meeting in China.

Jaishankar added that there were "detailed discussions" on a mechanism which could help both countries to move forward on an "onward trajectory". The meeting on the sidelines of the Brics Summit began around 10.30 am Indian Standard Time, after the Brics summit.

Xi Jinping invoked Panchsheel agreement between India and China while calling for peace.

A joint declaration adopted after talks among the leaders of the five countries Monday said they had agreed to strengthen cooperation against terrorism and named a range of organizations, including the Pakistan-based militant groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.

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