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QUESTION NO.1937 BRICS SUMMIT ATTENDED BY PRIME MINISTER

January 04, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1937
TO BE ANSWERED ON 04.01.2018

BRICS SUMMIT ATTENDED BY PRIME MINISTER

1937. SHRI T.G. VENKATESH:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Hon’ble Prime Minister, has attended the BRICS Summit held recently in Xiamen city in China, if so, the details thereof;

(b) the details of the highlights of the summit and bilateral agreements that took place during the summit, the MoUs entered into with BRICS member countries, the areas in which mutual cooperation would be extended among member countries; and

(c) the details of the meeting with President of China on Doklam issue, the measures being undertaken to solve the Doklam issue, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M. J. AKBAR)

(a) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the Indian delegation at the 9th BRICS Summit held on 4-5 September 2017 in Xiamen, China. At the Summit, the Leaders held discussions on Economic & Financial Cooperation, Global Economic Governance and International Peace and Security.

(b) The Leaders adopted the Xiamen Declaration, which includes references to cooperation in Trade, Investment & Finance, Counter Terrorism, Energy, Customs and Cooperation in multilateral forums. The BRICS Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation; BRICS Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation (2017-2020); Strategic Framework of BRICS Customs Cooperation; and MoU between BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation were signed in presence of Leaders.

(c) On the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had a constructive and forward-looking bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on 5 September 2017. On the basis of diplomatic communications, the face-off between Indian and Chinese border personnel in the Doklam area of Bhutan was resolved with the disengagement of border personnel on both sides at the face-off site on 28 August 2017. There are no new developments at the face-off site and its vicinity since the 28 August 2017 disengagement. The status quo prevails in the area.

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