BRICS summit: PM Modi holds delegation level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Ufa, July 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here to participate in the seventh BRICS summit, held a delegation level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday.

According to reports, the BRICS leaders will meet in an informal milieu over dinner.

The formal summit programme will begin the next day. There will be an official welcome as well as the customary meeting that leaders have with the members of the BRICS business council.

The theme of this summit is ‘BRICS partnership: A powerful factor for Global Development’, which covers both political and economic issues. However, the emphasis is on economic cooperation.

The Prime Minister will also be participating in the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

The SCO summit is likely to see India, which is currently an observer of the grouping, acquire full membership.

(With Agency Inputs)

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