Ajit Doval meets Chinese President Xi Jinping amid Sikkim sector standoff
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval along with his counterparts from BRICS members today called on Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa top security officials in Beijing.
The meeting comes amid a standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies in Doklam in Sikkim sector, that has led to tension in bilateral ties.
Earlier in the day, Doval called on BRICS countries to show leadership on issues of regional and global importance, including countering terrorism.
Speaking at the meeting of NSAs from BRICS Doval said, “We ought to hold a BRICS forum to debate security issues that impact international peace and stability.”
He said that the five-member bloc of emerging countries needs to “show leadership in countering terrorism”. In his brief opening remarks at the meeting hosted by his Chinese counterpart yang Jiechi, Doval said BRICS countries conjointly ought to take leadership role on strategic problems with regional and international importance specially within the areas wherever they need “consensus”. There was no relevance the continuing Doklam standoff in his speech.
Yang and Doval are Special Representatives for the India-China boundary talks. the two officers command a separate meeting yesterday to debate bilateral problems. throughout that meeting, they were understood to have mentioned the standoff between the troops of each the countries at Doklam space within the geographic region section.
Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the seventh meeting of ‘BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues’ may be a major platform for BRICS countries to debate and perform cooperation within the political security field. The meeting aims to boost strategic communication, political mutual trust and international influence of BRICS countries, it said.
The meeting will concentrate on international governance, counter-terrorism, cyber security and energy security, international and regional hotspots, and national security and development, it said.