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Brics Summit to focus on counter-terror cooperation: PM Modi

PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend BRICS summit
PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend BRICS summit

PM Narendra Modi departed for Brazil to attend the BRICS Summit on Tuesday. He said that the summit will focus on mechanisms that can strengthen counter-terror cooperation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the upcoming BRICS summit will focus on areas such as digital economy, and science and technology. Further, the ties among the member countries will be strengthened through cooperation, especially by building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation.

Significantly, the Prime Minister will be Brazil on November 13-14 to attend the 11th BRICS Summit. It is to be noted that PM Modi will also meet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to discuss a bilateral strategic partnership.

“I look forward to exchanging views with other BRICS leaders with the aim to further strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation particularly on the theme of the Summit Economic growth for an innovative future,” PM Modi said.

“I will be addressing BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank,” PM Modi further said. “BRICS summit will also provide me with the opportunity to hold useful bilateral interactions with leaders of other BRICS countries,” he added.

Importantly, this is the sixth time Prime Minister Modi is partaking in the BRICS summit. In addition to the BRICS summit, the PM will hold separate bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.

All things considered, the PM will also attend the BRICS business forum closing ceremony.

Notably, BRICS is an acronym coined for an association of five major emerging economies, namely, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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