Today, Chinese Presiden Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hand and greeted each other at Informal meeting of BRICS nations – India, Russia, Brazil, China, and South Africa – at Germany’s Hamburg. In the speech of the two leaders the words of praise were exchanged. This eveing they both will meet again at a concert.
Both PM Modi and President Xi are in Germany for two day F20 summit amid a lengthy stand-off between India and China at the border near Sikkim. The BRICS meeting today was held on the sidelines of the main summit.
Mr Xi, while making concluding remarks, "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," said by the Foreign Ministry in a statement
Just before Mr Xi, PM Modi spoke, the Ministry said that, "appreciated momentum in BRICS under the Chairmanship of President Xi" and extended cooperation and best wishes for the BRICS Summit to be held in China's Xiamen later this year."
In Hamburg the leaders will hold on the bilateral meeting. While yesterday, the China said that, "the atmosphere is not right" for a formal meeting between them, India, made it clear that it has not sought such a meeting. Both will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries on the sidelines of the main G20 summit, a group of leading industrialised and emerging economies.
Last Month since the stand-off began, Issued a series of warning by China to India for asking it to withdraw its troops from an area near Sikkim named Doklam, claimed by the Beijing as its own. In early July the Indian Soldiers had arrived to stop the construction of a road by the Chinese Army that India has said security implications for it.
Doklam is near the Tibet, India, Bhutan trijunction. Bhutan, which is militarily and diplomatically supported by India, says Doklam, called Donglang by China, is Bhutanese territory.
The Indian and Chinese governments have been in touch over the tension said by the sources.