China's Xi wants to put relations with India on 'right track'

Posted September 05, 2017

The summit adopted the BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration which reaffirmed the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, and mapped out a new blueprint for strengthening the BRICS partnership and deepening practical cooperation in various areas, Xi said.

"Leaders attending the dialogue agree that emerging market and developing countries, which enjoy good growth momentum, are well placed to play a bigger role in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and improving global economic governance", Xi said.

The BRICS leaders are joined by observer nations - Thailand, Mexico, Egypt, Guinea and Tajikistan as part of the "BRICS Plus" plan. "We, in such manner, express worry on the security circumstance in the district and savagery caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al Qaida and its partners including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani arrange, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir".

There was no immediate comment from Pakistan on the BRICS resolution. "Now, after this declaration, China and Pakistan will discuss how to define and label terrorists", he said.

Jaish chief Masood Azhar is believed to be responsible for fatal cross border attacks on the Indian Army installations.

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"Our "no strings attached" model of cooperation is driven purely by the requirements and priorities of our partner countries", Modi said.

"We adhere to the principle of utilizing outer space for peaceful purposes and emphasise the need to strengthen the worldwide cooperation in space activities in order to use space technologies to respond to global climate change, environmental protection, disaster prevention and relief and other challenges faced by humankind", leaders wrote in the declaration.

BRICS leaders on Monday condemned the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Foreign Secretary Jaishankar said, "Counter-terrorism issues were largely taken up in discussions leading up to BRICS". Both the nations have made a decision to not raise the issue at any level and start afresh with big bilateral in Xiamen. Jaishankar added that there needs to be more contact among the border personnel of both nations.

Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, with whom Xi held bilateral talks, congratulated him on a successful summit. It was the first significant bilateral meeting since the standoff over the disputed Doklam region.