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G20 summit: Narendra Modi greets Xi Jinping, vows to cooperate with China at BRICS

Hamburg: Amidst the chill in ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping on Friday came face to face at the BRICS leaders meeting in which the Indian leader offered full cooperation for the successful holding of the summit of the five-nation bloc in China later in 2017.

The two leaders also complimented each other's nations roles in furthering the objectives of the grouping and the fight against terrorism.

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 Doka La region in the Sikkim sector.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the G20 summit in Hamburg. Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the G20 summit in Hamburg. Reuters

The two leaders had last met in the Kazakhstan capital in June during the SCO summit.

Addressing the meeting, Modi appreciated the momentum in BRICS under the chairmanship of President Xi and extended full cooperation and best wishes for the BRICS Xiamen Summit.

Concluding the meeting immediately after Modi's remarks, President Xi appreciated India's strong resolve against terrorism and the momentum in BRICS introduced under India's chairmanship and through the outcomes of the Goa Summit in 2016.

He also appreciated India's success in economic and social development and wished India even bigger success.

Published Date: Jul 07, 2017 15:20 PM | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 15:20 PM

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