On Tuesday the ministry of external affairs said that Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India will travel to Xiamen in China to attend the BRICS summit which will be held from September 3-5, 2017 . Modi’s visit announcement comes a day after India and China ended their 73-day standoff in Dokalam by withdrawing their troops from the area.
MEA said “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Xiamen in China’s Fujian province during September 3-5, 2017, At the invitation of the President of People’s Republic of China, to attend the 9th BRICS Summit.”
In November 2014, Modi had visited Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw to attend the ASEAN summit. But it will be Modi’s first bilateral state visit to Myanmar. Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw has invited the Prime Minister of India to Myanmar for a state visit from September 5 to 7, 2017.
From China, PM Modi will travel to Myanmar because of the invitation where, “the 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. He will visit Yangon and Bagan also apart from his engagements in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw,” MEA said.