PM Modi leaves for two nation tour of China, Myanmar

Facebook posts from his account, the Prime Minister said:
“I will visit Xiamen, China for the 9th BRICS Summit from 3-5 September 2017.

Prime Minister visiting  the state visit of Myanmar from 5-7 September 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on a two nation tour to China and Myanmar tomorrow. In the first leg of his three day tour to China, Mr Modi will visit coastal and commercial town of Xiamen to attend attend the 9th BRICS Summit.

In a facebook post Prime Minister said, he looks forward to productive discussions and positive outcomes that will support the agenda of a stronger BRICS partnership under the Chairmanship of China. He said, the leaders will also interact with the BRICS Business Council represented by captions of industry from all five countries.

Briefing the media on the BRICS summit in New Delhi, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar yesterday said that the member countries will also share views to accelerate growth and forward the agenda of development.
Replying to a query on China opposing discussion on Pakistan and terrorism issue, Mr. Raveesh Kumar said, it is not possible to pre-empt what Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak during deliberations at the BRICS Summit.

He said that it is a leader’s intervention and he is free to speak whatever he wants. However, whether that issue will find a place in the final document is a different thing because that is finalised through consensus. Mr Kumar said that India’s position on terrorism is very clear and it has condemned it in strongest words in all forms and manifestations. India has also raised the issue at several fora.

Replying to another query about bilateral meetings of Mr Modi with Chinese President XI Jinping on the sidelines of the Summit, Mr Kumar said, it is natural to have bilateral meets on sidelines of multilateral fora. He said, at this stage, it is still developing and there are several factors involved.

Our correspondent covering the summit reports, security has been tightened at and around the summit venue. Hoardings are placed at major public places in the town with the slogans of BRICS summit Openness, Inclusiveness and Win Win Cooperation and Mutual beneficial Cooperation for Common Development.

On Tuesday afternoon the Prime Minister will embark on the second leg of his tour to Myanmar. It is Mr Modi’s first bilateral visit to neighboring country with which India has ties of kinship and culture.

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