The Chinese President Xi Jinping may visit to India in the other half of the year for BRICS summit, which constitute six countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. If the summit goes face to face as anticipated.
The visit will take place post the most serious border conflict between India and China in many years.
After hearing that India is going to host the BRICS summit this year, China backed its support to India and said that the border crisis will not impact the summit.
“We support India in hosting this year’s meeting,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said. “We will work with India and other members to strengthen communication and dialogue, and consolidate the three-pillar cooperation,” said the spokesperson referring to economic cooperation, political and security cooperation, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
As per the assumptions the summit would not take place virtually as the situation may normalize in the second half of the year. While the COVID-19 circumstances will decide if that is the situation, other significant summits in the United Kingdom and Europe are probably going to happen in the mid of this year, before the BRICS summit.
Opening discussions for a date of BRICS summit were held during the latest visit of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s to Moscow.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to make his first abroad visit after the pandemic to Bangladesh in March, and is likewise expected to go to the India-EU meet in Portugal in May and the G7 highest point in the U.K in the next month, where India has been invited as a visitor country.
Mr. Wang, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson in Beijing, communicated China’s support to India for hosting the meet because of an inquiry on whether the border conflict would affect the meet.
“In recent years, BRICS has seen greater solidarity, deeper practical cooperation, and greater influence,” said Mr Wang. “It is now a positive, stable and constructive force in international affairs. China attaches importance to this mechanism and we are committed to deepening strategic partnership within it to consolidate solidarity and cooperation.”
He also said that China is in favour to“expand BRICS-plus cooperation and work for greater progress under BRICS, and help the world to defeat COVID-19, resume economic growth and improve global governance”.
Prime Minister Modi in 2017, visited to China for attending the BRICS meet five days after Indian and Chinese soldiers finished a 72-day stand-off on the Doklam plateau. The situation at the summit then forced both the authorities of India and China to end the stand-off.
While separation is in progress along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, having been finished a week ago at Pangong Lake and now in advancement in different zones, de-escalation is yet to happen, with a large number of troops on the two sides.