New Delhi: With China expressing its help for India to host this 12 months’s BRICS summit, observers do not rule out the probabilities of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s journey to India. China’s announcement backing India to host the BRICS summit got here because the armies of the 2 international locations started disengagement of troops locked in over an eight-month-long standoff in jap Ladakh.
China on Monday stated that it’ll work with New Delhi to strengthen the cooperation among the many five-member grouping of rising economies. Notably, India has assumed the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Chairmanship for 2021 and is ready to carry this 12 months’s summit.
Earlier on February 19, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar launched India’s BRICS 2021 web site on the BRICS Secretariat at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in New Delhi. Asked about India assuming the BRICS Chairmanship this 12 months, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin advised a media briefing that Beijing backs New Delhi in internet hosting the summit.
“The BRICS, consisting of rising markets and creating international locations, is a cooperation mechanism with international affect,” Wang is quoted by PTI as saying. He added, “In latest years, with rising cohesion, stronger sensible cooperation, and rising affect, BRICS has turn out to be a constructive drive for stability in worldwide affairs.”
“China attaches excessive significance to the BRICS cooperation mechanism. It stays dedicated to consolidating BRICS strategic partnership and the constructive momentum in BRICS solidarity and cooperation,” he stated, including “We help India in internet hosting this 12 months’s BRICS conferences and stand able to work along with it and different members to strengthen communication and cooperation in varied fields, advance the three-pillar-driven cooperation in financial, political and cultural sectors, and develop ‘BRICS Plus’ cooperation to grasp stable, sound and sustained progress in BRICS cooperation and to contribute to the worldwide neighborhood’s efforts to defeat COVID-19, resume financial progress and enhance international governance.”
Wang, nonetheless, didn’t specify whether or not Chinese President Xi Jinping would attend the summit anticipated to be held later this 12 months. Xi has attended all of the annual summits of the five-member bloc in the previous, together with the one final 12 months hosted through video hyperlink by Russia in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi took half.
PM Modi traveled to the Chinese metropolis of Xiamen in 2017 for the BRICS summit after India and China resolved the 73-day standoff at Doklam.
China’s announcement backing India to host the BRICS summit got here because the armies of the 2 international locations started disengagement of troops locked in over an eight-month-long standoff in jap Ladakh. Both international locations have reached a mutual settlement for disengagement of troops from essentially the most contentious space of North and South Pangong Lake.
Military commanders of each armies held the tenth spherical of talks on the Chinese facet of the Moldo/Chushul border assembly level on February 20. A joint assertion was later issued saying that the 2 sides positively appraised the sleek completion of disengagement of frontline troops in the Pangong Lake space.
The assertion stated it was a major step ahead that supplied a superb foundation for the decision of different remaining points alongside the LAC in the Western Sector.
(With Agency Inputs)