PM is optimistic that the BRICS Summit will strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation and advance common agenda for development, peace, stability and reform
GN Bureau | October 14, 2016
As chair of the BRICS this year, India has embraced a stronger emphasis on promoting people-to-people linkages in diverse fields including trade, sports, education, films, scholarship, and tourism, says prime minister Narendra Modi ahead of the 8th BRICS Summit and first BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit to be held on October 15-16 in Goa.
“It is anchored in the belief that our people are pivotal partners in our effort to craft responsive, collective and inclusive solutions. We will launch new initiatives in Goa even as we mark the successful operationalization of initiatives like the BRICS New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement.
“I am optimistic that the BRICS Summit will strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation and advance our common agenda for development, peace, stability and reform,” he says.
In a Facebook post, Modi says: “In a first, I am happy that India is facilitating an outreach Summit with the BIMSTEC leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sir Lanka and Thailand. Representing nearly two thirds of humanity together, we hope to tap the potential for cooperation and the dividends this will bring.
“India looks forward to building bridges to new partnerships and finding common resolve and solutions to our entrenched problems.”
The prime minister says that he looks forward to welcoming the 10 leaders of the BRICS and BIMSTEC families. “In Goa, I will also have the honour to receive President Vladimir Putin of Russia for the India-Russia Annual Summit and President Michel Temer of Brazil for a bilateral visit. President Putin’s visit will give us an opportunity to consolidate and reaffirm a unique time-tested friendship and partnership with Russia. President Temer’s visit will open up new areas for cooperation with Brazil, an important strategic partner. “
“I also look forward to useful conversations with my fellow leaders from China, South Africa, Brazil and Russia on addressing pressing international and regional challenges that stand in the way of our goals.”
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