Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese language President Xi Jinping have been seen exchanging a handshake and briefly dialog with one another on Thursday on the BRICS Summit within the South African capital metropolis of Johannesburg.
Earlier than issuing a joint assertion of fifteenth BRICS Summit by the leaders of the grouping, PM Modi and the Chinese language Premier have been seen strolling and chatting earlier than they took their designated seats.
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Additionally, put up the briefing, the 2 leaders have been seen exchanging a handshake on the stage.
PM Modi, Xi Jinping shake arms, greet one another at BRICS
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In November 2022, Prime Minister Modi and Xi Jinping exchanged pleasantries on the G20 dinner hosted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia.
Notably, this was the primary the 2 leaders had met and greeted one another because the standoff between China’s Folks’s Liberation Military and the Indian forces in jap Ladakh in April 2020.
India and China have been in a stand-off state of affairs for the final three years and relations in any respect ranges have deteriorated resulting from tensions on the Line of Precise Management (LAC). The 2 sides have held 19 rounds of talks to date to deal with the boundary points in jap Ladakh since 2020, put up the Chinese language aggression there.
PM Modi arrived in South Africa for the fifteenth BRICS Summit on Tuesday.
The opening day of the summit in Johannesburg noticed the BRICS Enterprise Discussion board Leaders’ Dialogue which PM Modi addressed however Xi Jinping skipped the occasion, sending his commerce minister Wang Wentao to signify him.
In the meantime on the Summit right now it was introduced that Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be a part of the BRICS from January 2024.
In a press release within the presence of different leaders from BRICS nations, PM Modi mentioned India has at all times believed that including new members will strengthen BRICS as an organisation.
“India has at all times supported the enlargement of BRICS. India has at all times believed that including new members will strengthen BRICS as an organisation,” he mentioned.
PM Modi mentioned India has “historic ties” with all the brand new members of BRICS.
He mentioned India may even contribute to different nations wanting to hitch as companion nations of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
In his remarks, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced the outcomes of the fifteenth BRICS Summit and mentioned the grouping can be expanded.
“We have reached an settlement to ask Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE to change into full members of BRICS. The membership will come into impact from January 2024,” Ramaphosa mentioned.
Collaborating within the BRICS Summit on Wednesday, PM Modi had mentioned India totally helps the enlargement of the BRICS membership and welcomes shifting ahead with consensus on this.
“In 2016, throughout India’s chairmanship, we outlined BRICS as Constructing Responsive, Inclusive, and Collective Options. After seven years, we are able to say that BRICS can be – Breaking boundaries, Revitalizing economies, Inspiring Innovation, Creating alternatives, and Shaping the long run. Along with all of the BRICS companions, we are going to proceed to contribute actively in making this new definition significant,” he mentioned.
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