Modi to travel to Xiamen to attend BRICS summit
The Dollar Business Bureau
The Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) has announced that PM Narendra Modi will be attending the BRICS Summit being held at Xiamen, China. The summit will be held from September 3-5, the ministry detailed.
This announcement of Modi’s visit comes as a surprise as China and India have been at loggerheads at Dokalam, though both the countries have mutually decided to end their standoff after 73 days, by withdrawing troops from Dokalam.
“At the invitation of the President of People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Xiamen in China’s Fujian province during September 3–5, 2017 to attend the 9th BRICS Summit,” MEA said.
From China, the Prime Minister will travel to Myanmar for a state visit from September 5–7 at the invitation of Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw. This will be Modi’s first bilateral state visit to Myanmar.
“During the visit, Prime Minister will hold discussions with the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on matters of mutual interest and also call on President U Htin Kyaw. Apart from his engagements in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, he will visit Yangon and Bagan,” MEA said.
Modi had visited Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw in November 2014 to attend the ASEAN summit.