Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping todayleft for state visits to Cambodia, Bangladesh and India during which he would take part in the BRICS Summit in Goa. After two-day visit to Cambodia, he would travel to Bangladesh, the first visit by a Chinese President for 30 years. From Bangladesh, Xi will travel to Goa to attend the BRICS Summit. He will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Summit. He will be meeting a host of other leaders including heads of the BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand), countries who have been invited to the Goa Summit.
In all 11 heads of state from BRICS Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries will attend the meeting. The two-day BRICS summit will start on October 15. Xi’s entourage includes Wang Huning, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee; Li Zhanshu, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee; and State Councilor Yang Jiechi. PTI
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