PM leaves for Brazil to attend BRICS Summit

Published: Nov 12, 2019, 3:41 pm IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday afternoon left for Brazil to attend the 11th BRICS summit scheduled on November 13 and 14.
“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,” the PM wrote on his twitter.

“On the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, I would be addressing the BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council as well as the New Development Bank. Improving economic linkages augur well for the BRICS nations,” Modi further tweeted.

Modi will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit tomorrow.

The Prime Minister will also hold meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Brazil Jair Mesias Bolsonaro.

“The visit to Brazil will give me an opportunity to hold talks with President @jairbolsonaro on ways to deepen the India-Brazil strategic partnership. There is great potential in sectors like trade, defence, agriculture and energy,” the PM further tweeted.

This will be the sixth time  Modi will be participating in the BRICS summit, his first being at Fortaleza, also in Brazil in 2014.