September 03, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Xiamen, China this evening to participate in 9th BRICS summit. He was received by the Chinese assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, Chinese ambassador in Delhi Lou Zhaohui , Fujian Vice Governor Zhou Lianqing and Xiamen city vice mayor Han Jingyi at Xiamen international airport. Due to heavy rains reception at airport was very short.
AIR correspondent reports from Xiamen that there is no engagement on his arrival day. On First day of the summit only opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum was held. Tomorrow, on second day of the summit, there will be a welcome ceremony and a photo-op which will be followed by a BRICS restricted session.
It is expected that discussions during this session will focus on global economic situation and international economic governance, national security development and other international and regional issues. This will be followed by a BRICS plenary session where the leaders will discuss the practical cooperation for common development, people to people exchanges and cultural cooperation and institution building.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer tomorrow on the sidelines of the summit.
In the evening there is an opening ceremony of the BRICS cultural festival and cultural exhibition followed by the meeting of BRICS leaders with BRICS business council and signing of documents. It is expected that there will be at least four such documents, BRICS Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Development is the first one, BRICS Action Agenda on the Innovation Cooperation is the second one. Third is the BRICS Customs Cooperation and the fourth document will be MoU between BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank. (AIR News)