Modi to attend BRICS summit, share platform with Xi again

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

November 17, 2020 2:03:21 am

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (PTI/File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the 12th BRICS summit to be hosted by Russia on Tuesday, where he will once again share a platform with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The two leaders shared a virtual platform on November 10 at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, where Modi had said that all member nations of the SCO should respect each others’ sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Indian and Chinese soldiers are locked in a border standoff in eastern Ladakh for the last six months.

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday that at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Modi will be attending the 12th BRICS summit hosted by Russia. The theme will be ‘Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth’.

During the 12th summit, held in the backdrop of the 75th anniversary of the UN and in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders will be discussing intra-BRICS cooperation and key issues in the global context, including the reform of the multilateral system, the MEA said.

The summit will also discuss measures to mitigate the impact of the ongoing pandemic, cooperation in counter terrorism, trade, health, energy and…

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