Modi to virtually attend BRICS Summit hosted by China

The Ministry of External Affairs said that BRICS has become a platform for discussing and deliberating on issues of common concern for all the developing countries….reports Asian Lite News

On the the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China in virtual format on June 23-24.

This includes a high-level dialogue on global development between the guest countries on June 24.

The Dialogue will be held in virtual format under the theme of “Foster a Global Development Partnership for the New Era to Jointly Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, and BRICS leaders and leaders of relevant emerging markets and developing countries will attend the event.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that BRICS has become a platform for discussing and deliberating on issues of common concern for all the developing countries. BRICS countries have regularly called for reform of the multilateral system in order to make it more representative and inclusive.

“Discussions during the 14th BRICS Summit are expected to cover intra-BRICS cooperation in areas such as counter-terrorism, trade, health, traditional medicine, environment, S&T and innovation, agriculture, technical and vocational education & training, and MSMEs. Discussions are also likely on issues like reform of the multilateral system, combating Covid-19 pandemic and global economic recovery, among others,” the MEA said.


Prior to the Summit, Modi will participate, by way of a recorded keynote speech, in the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum on Wednesday.

Discussions during the 14th BRICS Summit are expected to cover intra-BRICS cooperation in areas such as counter-terrorism, trade, health, traditional medicine, environment, S&T and innovation, agriculture, technical and vocational education & training, and MSMEs, the MEA said in an official statement.

The discussions are also likely on issues like reform of the multilateral system, combating the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic recovery, amongst others.

BRICS is a multilateral forum consisting of five major emerging economies of the world, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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