The two leaders agreed that the new high level mechanism on trade and economy should meet at an early date
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi held in-depth talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here and the two leaders have agreed to maintain close contact on matters relating to trade and investment to further deepen and add new vigour to India-China relations. During the meeting held on the margins of the 11th BRICS Summit on Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi said that there was a ‘new direction and new energy’ in bilateral ties after their second informal summit in Chennai last month.
“Held talks with President Xi Jinping. Several subjects pertaining to deepening bilateral cooperation were discussed. Today’s discussions will add new vigour to India-China relations,” Modi tweeted after the meeting. “Fruitful meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on the sidelines on the BRICS Summit in Brazil. Trade and investment were among the key issues both leaders talked about,” Prime Minister’s Office said in a separate tweet.
The leaders had forward-looking discussions on various aspects of the multifaceted India-China relationship, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet. Prime Minister Modi and President Xi agreed on the importance of maintaining close dialogue on matters relating to trade and investment. The two leaders agreed that the new high level mechanism on trade and economy should meet at an early date, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). “I am glad to meet you once again. When I look back, we had met for the first time in Brazil itself... And our journey began. This journey of unknown people has today turned into a close friendship”.
Putin invites Modi for Victory Day celebrations
RUSSIAN President Putin has invited Prime Minister Modi for the massive Victory Day celebrations in May next year as the two leaders had an ‘excellent meeting’ here during which they reviewed the progress made in the bilateral ties and discussed ways to further bolster the special strategic partnership. Modi, who is in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India’s ties with the world’s five major economies, met Putin on Wednesday on sidelines of the meeting and reviewed the full range of India-Russia relations. “Had an excellent meeting with President Putin. During our talks, we reviewed the full range of India-Russia relations, Modi said.
Brazilian President to be chief guest at R-Day celebrations in 2020
BRAZILIAN President Jair Bolsonaro has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in 2020. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Bolsonaro on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit held here to focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India’s ties with the world’s five major economies. During his meeting with Bolsonaro, Prime Minister Modi invited the President of Brazil to be the chief guest at the Republic Day in 2020. Bolsonaro accepted the invitation with pleasure. The two leaders held “fruitful talks” to strengthen the bilateral ties.