Modi reaches China to attend BRICS Summit

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2017 09:17:55


By Gaurav Sharma,

XIAMEN (China),

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday to attend the 9th BRICS Summit in the Chinese southeastern city Xiamen. He is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the three-day event.

Their meeting will be keenly watched after the resolution of the Doka La border row, which pitted the armies of the two countries against each other for over two months. China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyu and Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui were there to receive Modi, who reached Xiamen on a rainy evening.

Modi arrived at the Wyndham Grand hotel where some 50 locals were present to welcome him.
This will be the second bilateral meeting between the two leaders this year. The last one took place during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit. They met informally at the G20 Summit in Germany in July amid the Doka La crisis.