Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his full support for the expansion of the BRICS and said that India welcomes the decision to move forward with it based on consensus.
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Speaking at the open plenary session of the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Prime Minister Modi said India has greatly appreciated the importance of the countries of the Southern Hemisphere under the President. G20 and praised this initiative by South Africa as chair of the BRICS Summit. BRICS Summit He said: “We welcome the move to attach importance to the southern hemisphere countries in the BRICS under the chairmanship of South Africa. India also attaches importance to this topic under the G20 presidency,” the company said. quoted by ANI.
Prime Minister Modi said the BRICS have embarked on a long and amazing journey over the past two decades and highlighted how the group’s New Development Bank is playing an important role in driving development activities. in the Global South.
Prime Minister Modi said that India has proposed measures in the areas of Railway research network as well as cooperation between MSMEs and startups and has made significant progress in these areas. .
While emphasizing the use and development of technology, Prime Minister Modi said that BRICS countries must make their society future ready to make this group a future ready organization and technology will play an important role in these efforts.
The Prime Minister also recalled Johannesburg’s long and deep relationship with India as well as Mahatma Gandhi’s connection with South Africa as well as the historical link between the two countries.
“To be able to come to a beautiful city like Johannesburg again is a pleasure for me and my delegation,” he said. The city has a long and deep relationship with Indians and Indian history. Not far from here is Tolstoy Farm, the construction of which was done 110 years ago by Mahatma Gandhi. By connecting the great ideas of India, Eurasia and Africa, Mahatma Gandhi laid a solid foundation for our unity and harmony.”
Prime Minister Modi arrived in South Africa on Tuesday and was given a ceremonial reception at Waterkloof Air Base. Upon arrival, Prime Minister Modi received a warm welcome from the diaspora and chanted ‘Vande Mataram’.
The BRICS are a group of world economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This is the first in-person BRICS Summit after three consecutive years of videoconference due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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