PM Narendra Modi Optimistic About BRICS Summit: Here’s What He Said

Ahead of the BRICS summit on October 15-16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the leaders of the BRICS and BIMSTEC families. In his statement posted on Friday, he announced that India was delighted to host the BRICS summit “followed by a first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit.”

He also announced in the statement the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin for India-Russia Annual Summit and Brazilian President Michel Temer for a bilateral meeting. He highlighted that the meeting with Putin will rejuvenate the years-long friendship between India and Russia while the meeting with Temer will open new avenues for cooperation with Brazil.