BRICS a platform for major emerging economies: Navtej Sarna

ANI | Updated: Sep 01, 2017 14:37 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], September 1 (ANI):Indian Ambassador to Washington Navtej Sarna said BRICS is a platform for major emerging economies of the world to address the issues of counter terrorism and trade.

Ambassador Sarna said " BRICS is a platform for major emerging economies of the world to come together and to address these issues and we are looking forward to discussions in China."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to China's Xiamen in Fujian province to attend the 9th BRICS summit from September 3 to 5.

Sarna further said, "India have a broad based relationship with China involving multilateral aspects which also includes strong economic and investment ties."

Referring to the end of a months-long military stand-off in a strategically important area of Doklam near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan trijunction, Sarna said,"India has resolved an issue at the border through diplomatic channel".

China on Thursday gave ample indications of a one-to-one meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit next week, saying "China will make proper arrangements."

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said: "During multilateral meetings, arranging bilateral meetings is practice. If time allows, China will make proper arrangements."

Hua stated that the relevant parties will hold discussions on Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future and try to take BRICS route for our pragmatic cooperation in Economy and People to People exchanges (ANI)