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Narendra Modi in Brazil LIVE UPDATES: PM arrives in Brasilia for the BRICS Summit today

PM Modi in Brazil LIVE UPDATES: The 11th edition of the conference will focus on strengthening ties among the world’s five major economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2019 3:29:44 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Brazil on Tuesday (File picture)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Brasilia to attend the BRICS Summit on Wednesday, his sixth since he assumed office in 2014.

The 11th edition of the conference will focus on strengthening ties among the world’s five major economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — in key areas such as digital economy, science and technology, and also build mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation.

PM Modi, who left for Brazil on Tuesday, will be hold talks with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin today. New Delhi views this as a potential for cooperation, as the leaders have more in common than their predecessors.

The event will be an opportunity for New Delhi to lay the groundwork for hosting the 2021 Summit scheduled in India.

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    While leaving for BRICS summit, PM Modi said that he will also meet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to discuss ways to enhance the 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’,” Modi said in his departure statement. During the summit, the five major economies of the world will aim to significantly strengthen their cooperation in science, technology and innovation, he said. The BRICS countries will also look to enhance cooperation on digital economy and build mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation within the BRICS framework, Modi said. “Our business and industry play an important role in intra-BRICS ties. I will be addressing BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank,” he added.

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    14:19 (IST)13 Nov 2019
    PM Modi arrives in Brazil for BRICS summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Brasilia for the 11th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit which begins today. This is his sixth Summit since he assumed office in 2014.

    14:17 (IST)13 Nov 2019

    Welcome to our Narendra Modi in Brazil LIVE blog. Stay with us for more updates...

    Modi, who left for Brazil on Tuesday afternoon, will be in Brasilia on November 13-14 to attend the 11th BRICS summit.

    “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’,” Modi said in his departure statement.

    During the summit, the five major economies of the world will aim to significantly strengthen their cooperation in science, technology and innovation, he said. The BRICS countries will also look to enhance cooperation on digital economy and build mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation within the BRICS framework, Modi said.

    “Our business and industry play an important role in intra-BRICS ties. I will be addressing BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank,” he added.

    “BRICS summit will also provide me with the opportunity to hold useful bilateral interactions with leaders of other BRICS countries,” he added.

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