Highlights: India scores diplomatic victory, Brics names LeT, JeM, al Qaeda among groups causing violence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and is also expected to meet the other Brics leaders.Updated: Sep 05, 2017 07:25 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Xiamen to attend the Brics Summit during which he would look forward to having “productive discussions and positive outcomes” with leaders of the grouping to support the agenda for a stronger partnership among the member countries.
Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at the end of the Brics summit for the first time since the resolution of the two-month standoff in Doklam along Sikkim border.
BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
On Monday, Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin, and is expected to meet President Michael Temer of Brazil.
Modi’s tight schedule includes a meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt on Tuesday morning — Egypt is one of the five counties — Mexico, Guinea, Thailand and Tajikistan — invited to take part in a meeting on the sidelines of Brics.
7:50pm: Congress welcomes BRICS declaration condemning terrorism, hope PM Modi will now take up the issue of declaring Jaish chief Masood Azhar an international terrorist.
7:40pm: The BRICS nations decide to boost their role in global health governance, especially through the World Health Organisation and other such United Nations agencies
7:15pm: The Xiamen Declaration, issued at the end of the BRICS Summit’s plenary session, says the member countries will work together to promote the most effective use of fossil fuels and wider use of gas, hydro and nuclear power.
7:00pm: India and four other BRICS nations pledge to abide by the principle of utilising outer space for peaceful purposes.
5:50pm: China will give $80 million in funding for BRICS cooperation plans, Chinese President Xi Jinping says.
5:30pm: The GST introduced in July is India’s biggest economic reform measure ever. In one stroke, a unified market of 1.3 billion people has been created, says PM Modi.
5:20pm: To boost cooperation in different areas, including economy and trade, BRICS member states sign four agreements.
5:00pm: The 5-nation BRICS economic bloc pitches for concluding the long-pending IMF quota reforms by 2019 to give more say to developing nations in the multilateral lending agency.
12.20pm: You cannot have double standards, what came out today acknowledged we must come together in handling it: Preeti Saran on terrorism.
12.19pm: All the initiatives are not only from India, we have full cooperation from the other countries, says Preeti Saran, secretary (east) in the MEA.
12.17pm: Members of BRICS countries have suffered due to terrorism, says Preeti Saran. For the first time there was specific listing of terrorists outfits, she says.
12.15pm: The BRICS leaders called on states to prevent financing of terrorist networks and terrorist actions from their territories, says Preeti Saran.
12.14pm: Preeti Saran, secretary (east) in the MEA, says there was consensus in the BRICS declaration.
12.10pm: PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit.
12.08pm: For the first time, there was specific listing of terrorists outfits, says Preeti Saran, secretary (east) in MEA.
12.07pm: Preeti Saran, secretary (east) in the MEA said PM Modi gave a futuristic forward looking transformational blueprint for BRICS for the next decade.
12.06pm: MEA officials say all BRICS leaders strongly condemned terrorism. All BRICS leaders called for greater efficiency in designation of terrorists, said secretary (east) in MEA Preeti Saran.
12.05pm: PM Modi spoke about people to people contact, said there was a need to boost tourism in all BRICS nations.
12.03pm: PM Modi mentioned international solar alliance, said BRICS cooperation should be accelerated on smart cities.
12.02pm: MEA officials say PM Modi focused on reform of the United Nations Security Council, as well as BRICS.
11.58am: MEA officials say PM Modi said BRICS has gained credibility. Modi said BRICS leadership will be crucial.
11:46am: “We deplore terrorist attacks worldwide including attacks in BRICS countries, condemn terrorism in all its forms,’” BRICS statement
11:45am: Brics declaration names LeT, JeM, Haqqani network, Taliban, al Qaeda, ISIL-DAISH among groups causing violence, security concerns.
9:54am: A strong Brics partnership and innovation, I am sure, will be the instrument for progress
9:53am: We are in mission-mode to eradicate poverty; to ensure health, sanitation, skills, food security, gender equality, energy, education: PM Modi
9:50am: PM urges early creation of Brics rating agency to cater to financing needs of sovereign and corporate entities of developing countries
9:49am: I am confident that Brics will scale new heights of partnership,says PM
9:46am: Brics has developed a robust framework for cooperation; contribute stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty, says PM Modi
9:45am: Technology and innovation are foundation of next generation, says PM in Xiamen
9:44am: Cooperation is important for peace and development: PM Modi
9:42am: PM Modi says trade and economy is the foundation of our cooperation
9:41am: PM Narendra Modi is speaking at the Brics Plenary Session
9:15am: Our ever closer ties with rest of the world require that we 5 countries play a more active part in global governance. Without our participation, many pressing global challenges cannot be effectively resolved: Chinese President
9:08am: President Xi Jinping says China will launch plan for Brics countries with 500 million Yuan to facilitate policy exchange and practical cooperation in economy and trade
9:05am: We should speak in one voice and jointly present our solutions to issues concerning international peace & development: Jinping
9:00am: Despite our differences in national conditions, our 5 countries are in similar stage of development and share same development cause: Jinping
8:57am: As the world undergoes profound changes, Brics cooperation has become more important: Chinese President Xi Jinping
8:45am: Brics plenary session begins in Xiamen
7:55am: The Prime Minister will also attend meeting with Brics Business Council and Signing Ceremony
7:50am: PM Modi will attend Brics plenary session, opening ceremony of Brics Cultural Festival in Xiamen, China today
7:35am: Brics leaders pose for a group photograph at the International Conference Center in Xiamen, China
7:30am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the International Conference Center in Xiamen.
7:25am: PrimeMinister Narendra Modi arrives at International Conference Center for welcome ceremony