Panaji, Aug 12: Goa is the epitome of the future of India and the upcoming BRICS summit there will place the coastal state at an even bigger global stage, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.
"Goa has a time honoured history, beautiful landscape rich resources and hardworking people and is one of the most developed states in India. Goa is small, but beautiful," Wang told reporters after meeting Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
"I believe this state is an epitome of the future and bright prospect of India. I am sure the BRICS summit will put Goa at an even bigger stage," he added.
Wang is in Goa to review logistics and security arrangements ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the coastal state for the BRICS summit to be held in October.
"Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi has invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the BRICS summit. Now that I am paying a visit to India I have come to the state of Goa to take a look at the venues," he said.