BRICS Summit: PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to be face to face again today

Highlights:

  • Prime Minister will attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries summit on Tuesday
  • In this conference, Chinese President Xi Jinping will also participate, thus the two will be face to face for the second time in a month.
  • The two had attended the SCO meeting last week, this meeting will be closely watched amidst the border dispute.

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Prime Minister will attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries summit on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping will also participate in this conference. In this way, both will be face to face for the second time in a month. The two had attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting last week.

The BRICS conference on Tuesday will discuss issues such as terrorism, trade, health, energy as well as measures to compensate for the damage caused by the Corona epidemic. Apart from Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Russian President are also proposed to attend this meeting.

The BRICS conference comes at a time when the deadlock persists following a violent clash between its two main member countries, India and China, six months ago at the border in eastern Ladakh. Now both sides are working on a proposal to repel troops from high altitude areas.

Recently, Prime Minister Modi and President Xi had a face-to-face meeting during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “On the invitation of President Putin, Prime Minister Modi will attend the 12th summit of BRICS countries hosted by Russia. The theme of this meeting being held on 17 November is global stability, shared security and innovative development.

BRICS is considered an effective organization that represents half of the world’s total population. The BRICS countries have a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of US $ 16.6 trillion. The Ministry of External Affairs said that the leaders involved in the meeting will discuss issues like mutual cooperation and terrorism, trade, health, energy as well as measures to compensate for the damage caused by the Corona epidemic. The Ministry said, ‘India will be assigned the chairmanship for the next BRICS Summit at the meeting. India will host the 13th BRICS Summit to be held in 2021. Earlier, India has chaired the BRICS summits in 2012 and 2016.

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