Chinese Prez to attend Brics Summit in Goa on Oct 15

Xi Jinping will meet PM Modi on the sidelines of the summit.

The Dollar Business Bureau

Chinese President Xi Jinping is all set to attend the BRICS summit to be held in Goa during his four-day tour to India, Cambodia and Bangladesh respectively. Jinping will meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the summit which is scheduled to take place on October 15.

The annual summit will be attended by the heads of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) countries that includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand along with member countries of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The Chinese President will meet 11 government heads in total.

One of the highlights of Jinping’s tour is his visit to Bangladesh, an important event which is taking place after 30 years. A meeting of this level took place between the two nations in 1986. The bilateral meet will be followed by the signing of some important agreements, as per Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong.

The Chinese Premier is skipping a visit to Nepal which was cancelled after the election of Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda. The Chinese government is not happy with Nepal over the delay in implementing the agreements needed to link both the countries. Jinping would meet the newly elected Nepalese PM at the Goa summit.

According to Jinping, the BRICS summit will be highly significant for it will provide opportunities to interact with the leaders of Bimstec nations. 

The Dollar Business Bureau - Oct 13, 2016 12:00 IST