Modi likely to raise issue of terrorism at Xiamen BRICS Summit

Laura Christensen
September 3, 2017

02 de septiembre de 2017, 06:46Xiamen, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) of emerging nations, are to meet here tomorrow until next Tuesday, with Chinese president Xi Jinping heading the summit for the first time.

"India had raised it (terrorism) at the last BRICS Summit in Goa in October 2016 as well, and, I'm sure that the issue of terrorism will again figure at the summit between the leaders of the BRICS countries as well".

Egyptian officials say the expansion of the five-nation BRICS bloc into "BRICS Plus" is set to create a useful new platform for communication among developing countries.

The heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will gather in the city of Xiamen through Tuesday, giving China as host its latest chance to position itself as a bulwark of globalisation in the face of USA president Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

"We BRICS countries are committed to upholding global peace and contributing to the worldwide security order", the Global Times quoted Xi as saying.

"India attaches high importance to BRICS, which has begun a 2nd decade of its partnership for progress and peace", he tweeted. Xiamen will host the 2017 BRICS Summit from September 3 to 5, which brings together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa.

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Both sides will also explore new areas of cooperation, the statement said.

Though China has said that terrorism will not be on the agenda, however, going by past precedence, PM Modi may bring up the issue.

From China, the Prime Minister will travel to Myanmar for a state visit from September 5 to 7 at the invitation of Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw. Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank (VEB) is extremely interested in partnership with India, VEB First Deputy Chairman Nikolay Tsekhomsky said in an interview with TASS on Saturday. "I am also keen to meet and interact with the Indian-origin community of Myanmar, whose history goes back more than a century", he said.

After the BRICS Summit, Modi will travel to Myanmar.

Ways to deepen security and defence cooperation, implementation of India-assisted development projects and the issue of cross border activities by certain insurgent groups along the Indo-Myanmar are likely to figure during Modi's talks with leadership of the country during the three-day visit.

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