All Eyes On Pm Narendra Modi And Xi Jinping At BRICS Summit

Saul Bowman
September 3, 2017

Prior to the meeting of all the five leaders, the Chinese side appeared focused on highlighting the maturing of the institutional architecture of the BRICS grouping.

China on Saturday made it clear that it would object to any discussion about Pakistan's alleged role in sheltering terrorists during the upcoming BRICS summit which will also be attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

China expects outcomes in several areas, including strengthening economic and security cooperation, increasing cultural and people-to-people exchanges and enhancing institution building, as well as promoting stronger partnerships with other emerging market countries and developing countries, he said. "BRICS has important contributions to make in addressing global challenges and upholding world peace and security", Modi said. "I will be in Xiamen, China for the BRICS Summit".

In an open letter published ahead of the 9th BRICS Summit in China, Putin expressed confidence the BRICS countries will continue to act against protectionism and new barriers to global trade.

"These are global developments and we have been discussing about it and, terrorism is something which is an issue that affects the entire worldwide community".

Expect a muted BRICS summit as participants tread on eggshells to prevent exposing divisions, said Shi Yinhong, an worldwide relations professor with Beijing's Renmin University. His statement comes days after China ruled out discussing Pakistan's record in cross-border terrorism at the three-day summit.

Kumar also added that four documents are expected to be signed at the summit - BRICS action agenda for economic and trade development, BRICS action agenda on innovative development, strategic framework for BRICS custom cooperation and MOU between BRICS business council and New Development Bank. This is the first State visit of PM Modi.

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 said that he looked forward to meeting leaders of nine other countries, including BRICS partners, in the Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue.

Apart from this Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will also visit Myanmar from September 5-7.

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