BRICS 2021: Chinese President president Xi Jinping likely to visit India in 2021 for BRICS meeting

As per recent reports, the Chinese Premier is likely to visit India for the 13th BRICS summit this year. Xi Jinping last visited India in 2019 for the informal summit after the 2017 Dokklam crisis. India previously hosted the BRICS summit in 2012 during the UPA government.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 11, 2021 14:14 IST
BRICS 2021: Chinese President president Xi Jinping likely to visit India in 2021 for BRICS meeting
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According to recent reports, President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping is expected to visit India to attend the 13th anniversary of the BRICS summit between Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa. President Xi Jinping visited India in 2019 for an annual summit after the 2017 Dokklam crisis. 

Interestingly, this time too, the Chinese premier will be visiting India amid another Indo-China border standoff. However, this summit will focus mainly on the economic affairs of the member countries rather than any military or geopolitical topics.

BRICS is the acronym coined to associate five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs. Since 2009, the BRICS nations have met annually at formal summits. Russia hosted the most recent 12th BRICS summit on 17 November 2020 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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