Hu Jintao to attend BRICS summit in Delhi

Beijing: Chinese President Hu Jintao would attend the fourth BRICS summit in New Delhi on March 28-29 and also hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Hu would go to New Delhi to take part in the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) meet after attending the world Nuclear Security Summit being held in Seoul from March 26 to 27, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced at a media briefing here today.

He would also hold talks with Prime Minister Singh on the sidelines of the summit to discuss a host of issues concerning bilateral relations, officials said. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi had visited New Delhi earlier this month to discuss preparations for Hu`s visit and to finalise the agenda for both BRICS as well as bilateral meetings. This would be the last visit of Hu to India as President as he is set to retire later this year paving the way for new leadership in China.