Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Xiamen in China for the 9th BRICS Summit.
PM Modi landed at the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on Sunday evening.
Before taking off from New Delhi the Prime Minister expressed hope for positive outcomes in China and Myanmar.
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The visit comes days after India and China managed to end the 73-day long Dokalam standoff.
Ahead of his departure for China, the prime minister said that he was looking forward to productive discussions and positive outcomes. He also noted that the visit has to make important contributions in upholding peace and security and address global challenges.
“I look forward to building upon the results and outcomes of the Goa Summit. I also look forward to productive discussions and positive outcomes that will support the agenda of a stronger BRICS partnership under the chairmanship of China,” the PM said in a statement.
“India attaches high importance to the role of BRICS that has begun a second decade of its partnership for progress and peace. BRICS has important contributions to make in addressing global challenges and upholding world peace and security,” he added.
The Prime Minister also said that he will have the opportunity to meet leaders bilaterally on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit. The prime minister said he was looking forward to engage with leaders of nine other countries, including BRICS partners, in an Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue, being hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 5.
“We will also interact with the BRICS Business Council represented by captains of industry from all five countries,” he said.
The Ministry of External Affairs has not ruled out a possible meeting between PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit.
India had hosted the previous BRICS summit in Goa last year.
From Xiamen, he will travel to Myanmar on August 5 for a three-day visit.
(With inputs from PTI)