The five-nation conference BRICS Summit started in China’s Xiamen on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached the city on Sunday night, will hold bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping along with other BRICS leaders.
He is also expected to meet leaders of countries like Egypt, invited by China as part of the outreach exercise. China has invited Egypt, Kenya, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand as guest countries for the Summit.
Ahead on the summit, PM Modi said that he looks forward to having “productive discussions and positive outcomes” with leaders of the grouping to support the agenda for a stronger partnership among the member countries.
“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 prime minister had said ahead of his visit to this Chinese city.
Modi’s visit to attend the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) Summit comes days after India and China managed to end the 73-day long Dokalam standoff.
Here are the live updates:
#1:15 PM: BRICS "strongly deplore the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK"- joint statement
#12:30 PM: We call for expeditious finalization & adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) by UNGA: BRICS Declaration
#12:01 PM: MEA addresses a press conference in Xiamen, China
-For the first time there was specific listing of terrorists outfits: Preeti Saran, MEA Secretary (East)
-All BRICS leaders strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms, called for greater efficiency in designation of terrorists: Preeti Saran
-PM gave a futuristic forward looking transformational blueprint for BRICS for the next decade: Preeti Saran, secretary (east), MEA
-PM shared thoughts on deepening #BRICS partnership: Preeti Saran, Secy (East) #BRICS2017
-Leaders called on states to prevent financing of terrorist networks & terrorist actions from their territories: Preeti Saran
#11:55 AM: We strongly deplore the nuclear test conducted by DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea): BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration
#11:40 AM: We deplore all terrorist attacks worldwide, including attacks in BRICScountries, and condemn terrorism in all its forms & manifestations wherever committed &by whomsoever & stress that there can be no justification: BRICS Xiamen Declaration
#11:20 AM: PM Modi meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of 9th BRICSSummit in Xiamen, China
#9:42 AM: PM Modi addresses Plenary session of 9th BRICS Summit
-Modi says new bank will benefit all member nations
-PM @narendramodi begins his statement at Plenary Session by thanking President Xi for warm reception & excellent organisation of the Summit.
-PM: BRICS has developed a robust framework for cooperation; contribute stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty
-PM @narendramodi : Our endeavours today touch diverse areas of agriculture, culture, environment, energy, sports, and ICT
-Appreciating thrust in people-to-people exchanges, PM states that such inter-mingling will consolidate our links & deepen our understanding
-PM: We are in mission-mode to eradicate poverty; to ensure health, sanitation, skills, food security, gender equality, energy, education
-PM @narendramodi : Our women’s empowerment programmes are productivity multipliers that mainstream women in nation building
-PM urges early creation of BRICS rating agency to cater to financing needs of sovereign & corporate entities of developing countries.
-PM: Our Central Banks must further strengthen their capabilities & promote co-operation between the Contingent Reserve Arrangement & the IMF
-PM: Affordable, reliable &sustainable access to energy is crucial for development of our nations. Renewable energy is particularly important
-PM @narendramodi on International Solar Alliance: BRICS countries can work closely with ISA to strengthen the solar energy agenda.
-PM: We need to mainstream our youth in our joint initiatives; scaled up cooperation in skill development and exchange of best practices
-PM emphasizes need to accelerate track of cooperation in smart cities, urbanization and disaster management - continuing dialogue at Goa
-PM @narendramodi : A strong BRICS partnership on innovation & digital economy can help spur growth, promote transparency & support the SDGs
-PM welcomes cooperation for capacity building between BRICS &African countries in area of skills, health, infra, manufacturing &connectivity
#9:15 AM: Plenary session of 9th BRICS Summit underway in Xiamen
#8:50 AM - 9:15 AM: Chinese President Xi Jinping begins opening address at plenary session of the 9th BRICS Summit on Monday in Xiamen
-BRICS cooperation has traversed a glorious journey of a decade: Xi at BRICS Summit
-Though we have different national conditions, we share common development: Xi at BRICS Summit
-We need to seek practical results in our (BRICS) economic cooperation, not fully tapped potential of BRICS yet - Xi
-We need to expand converging interests in trade: Xi at BRICS Summit
-We have launched African regional center of BRICS Bank- Xi at BRICS Summit in Xiamen
-We need to make international order more just and equitable: Xi at BRICS Summit
-We must speak with one voice for issues concerning international peace: Xi at BRICS Summit
-We need to increase voice of emerging markets and developing countries: Xi at BRICS Summit
-Looking ahead, BRICS cooperation will play a bigger role in global affairs: Xi at BRICS Summit
-China will launch economic and technical cooperation plan for BRICS countries with 500 mln yuan for the first term: Xi Jinping
-Pleased to note imp consensus reached at leadership level on closer people to ppl exchanges,being translated into reality: Chinese President
-China to contribute US$4mn to NDB project preparation facility to support business operation&long term development of the bank: Chinese Pres
#7:55 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend meeting with BRICS Business Council and Signing Ceremony in Xiamen
#7:50 AM: PM Narendra Modi to attend BRICS plenary session, opening ceremony of BRICS Cultural Festival in Xiamen, China today
— ANI (@ANI)
The 2017 BRICS summit is the ninth annual addition of the summit, an international relations conference attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit is being held in Xiamen, China, the second time the China has hosted the summit after the 2011 summit.