New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the 13th BRICS Summit on September 9 in a virtual format.
This will take place as a part of India’s ongoing Chairship of BRICS in 2021.
The meeting will be attended by the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsanaro; President of Russia, Vladimir Putin; President of China, Xi Jinping; and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
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“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, Dr. Sangita Reddy, will present reports on the outcomes pursued this year under their respective tracks to the Leaders during the Summit,” the Ministry of External Affairs informed in a statement.
Theme & Priority Areas
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 include 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 issues, the leaders will also exchange views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other current global and regional concerns.
PM Narendra Modi will be chairing the BRICS Summit for the second time. He had previously chaired the Goa Summit in 2016.
The Indian Chairship of BRICS this year coincides with the fifteenth anniversary of BRICS, as reflected in the theme for the Summit, the MEA stated.