Xiamen: The welcoming ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in China on Sunday to attend the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, had to be cancelled due to bad weather.
The Chinese and Indian officials had to scrap the red-carpet welcome of PM Modi at the tarmac due to heavy rainfall.
It was later decided that Modi would use an aerobridge so that he does not get drenched.
China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyu and Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui were there to receive Modi.
Modi later arrived at the Wyndham Grand hotel where some 50 locals were present to welcome him.
He is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sideline of the three-day event.
Their meeting will be keenly watched after the resolution of the Doklam border row, which pitted the armies of the two countries against each other for over two months.
This will be the second bilateral meeting between the two leaders this year. The last one took place during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit.
They met informally at the G20 Summit in Germany in July amid the Doklam crisis.
After the BRICS Summit, Modi will travel to Myanmar.