G20 Summit: Modi, Xi praise each other amid Sikkim standoff

07 Jul 2017 | By Abheet Sethi
Modi and Xi shake hands amid tensed relations

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised each other when they spoke at an informal BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the two-day G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said Modi and Xi "had a conversation on a host of issues."

The meeting comes amid a bitter standoff and between Indian and Chinese troops near the Sikkim border.

In context: Modi and Xi shake hands amid tensed relations

06 Jul 2017China says 'atmosphere not right' for Modi-Xi meet at G20

PM Narendra Modi is unlikely to have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, which begins on July 7.

"The atmosphere is not right for a bilateral meeting between President Xi and Prime Minister Modi," a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

The statement could be a reference to the Sikkim standoff.

07 Jul 2017G20 Summit: Modi, Xi praise each other amid Sikkim standoff

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Xi said he "appreciated India's strong resolve against terrorism" and for introducing the issue in BRICS under its chairmanship.

Xi also praised its economic and social development, wishing it greater success.

Modi "appreciated momentum in BRICS under the Chairmanship of President Xi" and extended India's full cooperation towards the upcoming BRICS summit in Xiamen, China.

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Modi said BRICS nations have been a strong voice and must show leadership on issues such as terrorism and global economy.

He said the G20 should work together against terrorism financing, franchises, safe havens, support and sponsors.

Modi said BRICS must expedite the establishment of a BRICS ratings agency.

He said BRICS must cooperate and make Africa's development a priority.

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Modi gave the example of Indian reforms, such as the GST, to stress the need for the G20 to aid the global economic recovery. He also called for a collective voice against economic protectionism and reiterated India's commitment to the Paris climate change agreement.