In pics: Xi Jinping welcomes BRICS leaders

Xiamen (China), Sep 4: Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed BRICS leaders at the International Conference Center in Xiamen.  

President Xi Jinping today underscored that the BRICS must uphold the value of diplomacy to resolve "hotspot issues" as the leaders of the grouping, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived here for the Summit, which is starting tomorrow in this port city of China.

Xi also appeared to take a reconciliatory tone when he, without directly referring to the recent Dokalam standoff with India, underlined that "peace and development" should be the underpin to resolve issues as the world does not want "conflict and confrontation."

"We the BRICS countries should show our responsibilities to uphold global peace and stability," he said. 

Modi and Xi are expected to meet on Tuesday, nearly a week after the two countries announced resolution of the 73- day-long Dokalam standoff.

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News24 Bureau