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After Doklam, Modi confirms attendance at BRICS summit, to visit Myanmar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China to attend the upcoming conference of the BRICS forum on September 3-5, the Prime Minister’s Office said today.

On the way back, he will also conduct a three-day visit to Myanmar, it added.

“At the invitation of the President of People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Xiamen in China’s Fujian province during September 3-5, 2017 to attend the 9th BRICS Summit,” it said.

The confirmation comes a day after China reportedly agreed not to go ahead with the construction of a road in the India-Bhutan-China trijunction, easing tensions between the two countries.

The PMO also revealed details of a visit to Myanmar on the way back.

“The Prime Minister will pay a State visit to Myanmar from September 5-7, 2017 at the invitation of His Excellence U Htin Kyaw, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. This will be Prime Minister Modi’s first bilateral State visit to Myanmar.

“During the visit, Prime Minister will hold discussions with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on matters of mutual interest and also call on President U Htin Kyaw. Apart from his engagements in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, he will visit Yangon and Bagan.”

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