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Chinese minister leaves Goa after reviewing BRICS preparations

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Paji, Aug 12: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi left for New Delhi on Friday evening after a day-long visit to Goa during which he reviewed logistical and security arrangements in the state which is hosting the upcoming BRICS summit which Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend. Wang, during his brief interaction with reporters at the Secretariat, also asked India to decide its position vis-a-vis the South Chi sea row. The Chinese delegation led by Wang met Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Governor Mridula Sinha as well as top officials in-charge of organising logistics and security for the BRICS event. He visited two coastal resorts being short-listed as venues for the BRICS meet and which will host Chinese delegates during the two-day event in October. “Goa has a time honoured history, beautiful landscape, rich resources and hardworking people and is one of the most developed states in India. Goa is small, but beautiful,” Wang said after meeting Chief Minister Parsekar. “I believe this state is an epitome of the future and bright prospect of India. I am sure the BRICS summit will put Goa at an even bigger stage,” he added. “Prime Minister (rendra) Modi has invited Chinese President Xi to attend the BRICS summit. (IANS)

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