PM Modi to chair BRICS Summit on Thursday
The meeting will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) brings together five of the largest developing countries of the world, representing 41 percent of the global population, 24 percent of the global GDP, and 16 percent of the global trade.
The Indian Chairship of BRICS this year coincides with the 15th anniversary of BRICS.
The theme for the summit is: 'BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation, and consensus'.
India had outlined four priority areas for its Chairship. These are reform of the multilateral system, counter-terrorism, using digital and technological tools for achieving SDGs, and enhancing people-to-people exchanges.
''In addition to these areas, the leaders will also exchange views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other current global and regional issues,'' the MEA said.
The MEA said that NSA 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 will present reports on the outcomes pursued this year under their respective tracks to the leaders during the Summit.
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