Ahead of BRICS Summit, Beijing skirts questions on PM Modi's participation

BRICS summit Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 23, 2017, 11.58 AM (IST)

Ahead of the upcoming BRICS Summit which will be hosted by China, Beijing skirted questions on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation amid the continuing standoff in Doklam.

China's foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that preparations for the summit are in full swing.

"All the preparatory work for the Summit is advancing in an orderly way. We are almost ready," she said.

India's external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a briefing last week, did not confirm Prime Minister Modi's participation in the five-nation summit.

In July, India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met China's President Xi Jinping , along with other representatives from the BRICS countries.

The Summit is scheduled to begin from September 3 to September 5 in the coastal city of Xiamen.

(With inputs from PTI)



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