Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be part of Chinese language President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a digital summit of the five-nation grouping BRICS this week that’s happening within the backdrop of the geopolitical turmoil triggered by the Russian assault on Ukraine.
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated on Tuesday that Modi will attend the annual summit on June 23 and 24 following an invite by the Chinese language President. China is internet hosting the summit in its capability because the chair of the grouping for the present 12 months.
The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) brings collectively 5 of the most important growing international locations, representing 41 per cent of the worldwide inhabitants, 24 per cent of the worldwide GDP and 16 per cent of the worldwide commerce.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa are additionally set to attend the summit.
The summit can be happening amid the lingering border row between India and China in jap Ladakh.
Will probably be fascinating to see whether or not the summit can have a dialogue on the Ukraine disaster.
“On the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be attending the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China in digital format on June 23 and 24. This features a high-level dialogue on world improvement with visitor international locations on June 24,” the MEA stated in a press release.
It stated the BRICS has grow to be a platform for discussing and deliberating on problems with frequent concern for all growing international locations, including the grouping has commonly known as for reform of the multilateral system to make it extra consultant and inclusive.
“Discussions through the 14th BRICS Summit are anticipated to cowl intra-BRICS cooperation in areas reminiscent of counter-terrorism, commerce, well being, conventional drugs, surroundings, science and expertise, and innovation, agriculture, technical and vocational training and coaching, and MSMEs,” the MEA stated.
It stated discussions are additionally seemingly on points like reform of the multilateral system, combating the COVID-19 pandemic and world financial restoration, amongst others.
Previous to the summit, Modi will take part, by the use of a recorded keynote speech, within the opening ceremony of the BRICS Enterprise Discussion board on Wednesday, the MEA stated.
Final week, Nationwide Safety Advisor Ajit Doval attended a digital assembly of high safety officers of the BRICS nations. In his deal with, Doval known as for bolstering cooperation in opposition to terrorism with none reservations whereas emphasising the necessity for pressing reform of the multilateral system so as to deal with world points with credibility, fairness and accountability.