Need to ensure that BRICS yields more results in next 15 years, says PM Modi2 min read 09 Sep 2021, 06:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the BRICS has made many achievements in the last one and a half decades and that it is an influential voice for emerging economies of the world today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired the annual summit of BRICS leaders. All the BRICS countries -- Brazil President Jair Bolsanaro, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping -- have attended the meeting.
"Today we are an influential voice for emerging economies of the world. This platform has also been useful for focussing attention on the priories of the developing nations as well," he added. PM Modi also said that India has received full cooperation from all BRICS partners.
The theme for the Summit is 'BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus'. BRICS is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Sources familiar with developments of the BRICS summit had told news agency ANI that the leaders will also deliberate on important global and regional issues including Afghanistan, on which leaders are likely to underscore the priority of fighting terrorism, including preventing attempts by terror organisations to use Afghanistan as a sanctuary to carry out attacks against other countries.
This is the second time PM Modi is chairing the BRICS Summit. Earlier, he had chaired the Goa Summit in 2016. The Indian Chairship of BRICS this year coincides with the 15th anniversary of BRICS, as reflected in the theme for the summit.
The meeting is also being attended by India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, President of the New Development Bank Marcos Troyjo, the pro tempore chair of the BRICS Business Council, Onkar Kanwar and pro tempore Chair of the BRICS Women's Business Alliance, Sangita Reddy.
They will present reports on the outcomes pursued this year under their respective tracks to the leaders during the summit.
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