Xi hails Belt and Road at BRICS forum

Saul Bowman
September 5, 2017

Xi Jinping welcomed PM Modi with a warm handshake.

President Zuma is in the southeastern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen for the ninth BRICS summit and the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries from Sunday to today. But India's concerns regarding terrorism, particularly coming from Pakistan, were not discussed in this bilateral but were a subject of discussion for the BRICS forum.

The PM is in China to attend the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit.

They also need to forge chains of interconnected development and seek strength in unity, the Chinese president continued.

The meeting was the first between the two leaders since Chinese and Indian troops ended a standoff in the Doklam border region about a week ago that was the neighbors' most serious military confrontation in decades.

China, a key ally of Pakistan, has repeatedly blocked India's attempts to have the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Masood Azhar, put on a U.N. Security Council terror blacklist.

The meeting has been booked days after the two nations pulled back their troops following two-and-half-month outskirt standoff at Doklam in the Sikkim segment.


The declaration says, "We strongly condemn terrorist attacks resulting in death to innocent Afghan nationals".

On his part, Xi said "healthy and stable relations" between China and India were in line with the fundamental interests of their people.

In his initial remarks during the meeting, Modi congratulated Xi on a "very successful" BRICS Summit, saying the conference had been a success in making the grouping more relevant in a fast-changing world. In the 9th Brics Summit, PM Modi suggests Brics leadership for global transformation that can be achieved through Ten Noble commitments.

He further said that through greater cooperation among the BRIC nations, the countries can work on ways to create banking and financial inclusions of different stakeholders of the respective economies.

He believes that the BRICS agencies will counter western rating agencies and cater to the financial needs of sovereign and corporate entities of developing nations.

Surprisingly, the pioneers of BRICS had censured Pakistan subsidized fear gatherings, for example, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) and the Haqqani arrange and named them in an announcement denouncing dread.

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