At the 13th BRICS summit, the officials adopted a 'counter-terrorism action plan' after which PM Modi while addressing, he said, "we have to ensure that BRICS is more productive in the next 15 years." Besides, the Afghanistan issue was raised by Russian President Vladimir Putin claiming, a threat to neighboring countries and a source of drug trafficking & terrorism. Moreover, PM Modi chaired the summit for the third time.
The MEA confirmed that PM Modi will chair the BRICS Summit on September 9 through video conferencing. The theme for the 15th anniversary of the association is "[email protected]: Intra BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation, & consensus". India, be the chair has drafted four priority areas for discussion that includes, counter-terrorism, multilateral system, achieving SDGs, and enhance people exchanges. BRICS was formed in 2006, with… read-more
In a rare instance, China has backed India for hosting BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) 2021 summit in New Delhi. Calling BRICS a "constructive force" China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "we are committed to deepening strategic partnership within it to consolidate solidarity". However, the officials did not clarify if Sino President Xi Jinping would attend it. Interestingly, China has offered India support when both… read-more
Courtesy: Deccan Herald