Amid border standoff, China’s President Xi Jinping praises India at BRICS meet


Hamburg: Amid border stand-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange greetings at BRICS meeting in Hamburg, where President Xi praised India’s “strong resolve against terrorism”.

The leaders of the five BRICS nations held an informal meeting on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

China’s Xi Jinping appreciated India’s success in economic and social development and wished India even bigger success.

The two leaders are however not scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Beijing citing that the bilateral “atmosphere” is not good due to the face-off between their armies in Dokalam region in the Sikkim sector.

PM Modi arrived here today from Israel to attend this year’s G20 Summit on July 7-8.

BRICS comprises of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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