Doka La standoff ends: Narendra Modi to attend BRICS summit in China next month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Xiamen in China to attend the BRICS summit which will be held from 3-5 September, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

PTI August 29, 2017 14:32:44 IST
Doka La standoff ends: Narendra Modi to attend BRICS summit in China next month

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Xiamen in China to attend the BRICS summit which will be held from 3-5 September, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

Doka La standoff ends Narendra Modi to attend BRICS summit in China next month

File photo of Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping. Reuters

The announcement of Modi's visit comes a day after India and China ended their 73-day standoff in Doka La by withdrawing their troops from the area.

"At the invitation of the president of People's Republic of China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Xiamen in China's Fujian province during 3-5 September, 2017 to attend the 9th BRICS Summit," MEA said.

From China, the prime minister will travel to Myanmar for a state visit from 5 to 7 September at the invitation of Myanmar president U Htin Kyaw.

It will be Modi's first bilateral state visit to Myanmar.

"During the visit, prime minister will hold discussions with state counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on matters of mutual interest and also call on president U Htin Kyaw. Apart from his engagements in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, he will visit Yangon and Bagan," MEA said.

Modi had visited Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw in November 2014 to attend the ASEAN summit.

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