New Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): India will share the same platform with China in a virtual meet of 12th BRICS summit hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, today.
The discussions of the summit will revolve around the topics like intra-Brics cooperation and key global issues such as reforming the multilateral system, measures to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, and cooperation in counterterrorism, trade, health and energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of China Xi Jinping, amidst the ongoing tension at Indo-China boarder, will come face to face virtually within a week, when leaders of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping will focus on economic recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the invitation of host Vladimir Putin, Modi will join the virtual Brics Summit on the theme ‘Global stability, shared security and innovative growth’.
This will be the second time Modi and Xi will be on the same virtual platform since the India-China border standoff emerged in the open in May. On November 10, Modi and Xi participated in the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), also hosted by Russia. In an indirect reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Modi had urged SCO members to respect the territorial integrity of countries while implementing connectivity projects.