PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend BRICS summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a visit to Brazil to attend the 11th BRICS summit.

BRICS comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The theme of the summit this year is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future.” It is the sixth time that Mr. Modi is participating in the BRICS summit.

Mr Modi said in a series of tweets before his departure, that he is looking forward to holding discussions with BRICS leaders on greater cooperation in a wide range of areas. Mr Modi said, he will take part in BRICS Summit being held in Brazil on 13th and 14th November.

The theme of the Summit is ‘Economic growth for an innovative future. Mr Modi said, on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, he will address the BRICS Business Forum and interact with BRICS Business Council as well as the New Development Bank.

Prime Minister said, improving economic linkages augur well for the BRICS nations. He said, the visit to Brazil will give him an opportunity to hold talks with President Jair M. Bolsonaro on ways to deepen the India-Brazil strategic partnership.

He said, there is great potential in sectors like trade, defence, agriculture and energy.  

Our correspondent, covering the Summit, reports that a large business delegation from India is attending the BRICS Business Forum where the business communities of all five countries are going to be represented.


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