Amid border standoff, Xi Jinping praises PM Modi at #BRICS meet
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 07-Jul-2017

Berlin, July 7: At the BRICS meet in Germany, China has praised India for its strong stand against terrorism. It also wished India a greater economic success. Both the leader gathered for an informal meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday.

A foreign ministry statement said that Chinese President Xi Jinping appreciated India's strong resolve against terrorism and momentum in BRICS, introduced under India's Chairmanship. Also, PM Modi said that There has been positive momentum in BRICS under chairmanship of President Xi Jinping, best wishes to him for upcoming BRICS Summit. 

Speaking at the meet, PM Modi raised the issue of terrorism saying that the G20 nations must take a stronger stand against terror and its sponsors. He also spoke about the recent economic reforms implemented in India, including the GST.

Both the nations have been locked in a standoff near Nathu La in the Sikkim sector. China has yet again hardened its stand against India saying that the latter's regional hegemony is at its peak and that India will have to pay for its provocations.

China yesterday said the atmosphere was 'not right' for a bilateral meet between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Germany. However, India had responded by saying But we did not ask for any meeting, so where is the question of atmosphere being conducive or not.

Moreover, PM Modi will also hold bilateral discussions with leaders of Canada, South Korea, Mexico, Argentina, UK and a few more nations on the sidelines of the summit. Prime Minister arrived at Hamburg last evening after completing historic three day visit to Israel.