Disputes must be solved via constructive methods, Xi tells Modi
Hangzhou (China): Calling the five BRICS nations as an influential voice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that it is the shared responsibility of all to shape the international agenda. The Indian Prime Minister also met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.
Modi was addressing at the BRICS Leaders meeting held here on Sunday that included the heads of BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
What Modi said?
- It is the responsibility of all BRICS nations to shape the international agenda in a manner that will be helpful for developing nations in achieving their goals.
- Prime priorities of G20 Summit are to build responsive, inclusive and collective solutions to certain issues.
- India to chair the G20 Summit this year which is to be held in Goa in October.
Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping
- PM Narendra Modi met the Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of G20 Summit.
- Modi said that it is a paramount importance that India and China respect each other's aspirations.
- Xi, in his reply to the Indian PM said that “we ought to respect and give consideration to each other's concerns”.
- He said that we must use constructive methods to appropriately handle questions on which there are disputes.
Modi, however, invited the leaders of the BRICS nation to the G20 Summit.
India has also invited the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries to Goa for the summit. These comprise, besides India - Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.