NEW DELHI: Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will arrive in India on Friday on a three-day visit starting from Goa, the venue for the BRICS Summit, and hold talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj here on August 13 on key regional and bilateral issues, including China thwarting New Delhi's bid for NSG membership.
In Goa, Wang will meet the local leadership, including Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, apart from visiting the BRICS venue. India is hosting the 8th BRICS Summit in October.
On whether it was unusual for a foreign minister to visit a state before holding official talks with his counterpart, external Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said it was not unusual if the minister wants to familiarise himself with the venue where his President will be attending an event. Full Story