GOA, India, (Xinhua) — China said here Friday that it will strengthen communication and coordination with the Indian side to make preparations for the Chinese leader’s attendance at the forthcoming BRICS summit.
The BRICS summit is to be held in the Indian state of Goa in October.
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks while meeting with Goa’s Governor Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Anant Shet.
Wang wished India success in hosting the summit.
Goa served as an important bridge connecting East and West in history and it has forged close ties with China, Wang said.
The Chinese foreign minister expressed the hope that Goa will take the opportunity to further boost cooperation with China.
China is willing to promote people to people exchanges with Goa and widen the cooperation between the two sides, he added.
For their part, the governor, the chief minister and the speaker said the relations between the two countries have enjoyed continual development.
They said they will make their best efforts for the success of the summit.
Welcoming Chinese enterprises to invest in Goa, they hoped to boost cooperation with China in such fields as hi-tech, culture and education.
BRICS groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.