Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the Brazilian capital city to participate in the BRICS Summit on Wednesday and met Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties. He tweeted about his meet with various world leaders and said he was hopeful that the summit "will enhance the economic and cultural linkages between the member nations". This is PM Modi's 6th year at the BRICS Summit.
BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This year's event is being held under the theme BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future.
Here are the LIVE Updates from the BRICS Summit:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at BRICS Business Forum in Brasilia: BRICS nations contribute 50% in the economic development of the world. Despite global recession BRICS nations have contributed to economic development and brought crores of people out of poverty. #Brazilpic.twitter.com/sGme1LRqmr- ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019
#WATCH Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "When we met in Chennai, it gave our journey a new energy", during bilateral meeting with President of China, Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of #BRICS2019 Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil. pic.twitter.com/qp6nDZUJGt- ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019
MEA: President Xi Jinping conveyed his deep appreciation to PM Narendra Modi for hosting him at the 2nd Informal Summit in Chennai. He invited PM for the 3rd informal summit in China in 2020, date & venue for which will be determined through diplomatic channels. #BRICS2019https://t.co/Az1Mwc0a04- ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Chinese President Xi Jinping and said there has been a "new direction and new energy" in bilateral ties after their second informal summit in Chennai as the two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen India-China relations, including on the trade front.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations next year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed ways to further cement their special strategic partnership.
During the meeting, PM Modi said that "frequent meetings have strengthened our relations".
I would be taking part in this year's BRICS Summit being held in Brazil on 13th and 14th November. The Summit's theme is 'Economic growth for an innovative future.' I look forward to holding discussions with BRICS leaders on greater cooperation in a wide range of areas.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2019
PM Modi will also attend the BRICS business forum closing ceremony and the ''closed'' and plenary sessions of the summit. In the closed session, discussions are expected to be focused on challenges and opportunities for the exercise of national sovereignty in the contemporary world.
This will be followed by the BRICS Plenary Session, where the leaders will discuss the intra-BRICS cooperation for the economic development of BRICS societies.
Brazil is the current chair of the group of 5 nations which represents over 3.6 billion people with a combined nominal GDP of $16.6 trillion.
A welcome as vibrant as BRICS itself.- Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 13, 2019
PM @narendramodi arrives in Brasilia to participate in the 11th #BRICS Summit. This year's Summit under the theme "BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future" will further strengthen the traditional ties among the BRICS countries. pic.twitter.com/DozGGF1bkt