On Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 12th BRICS summit after receiving an invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit will be held on 17th November through virtual means.
The Ministry informed that this time, the theme of the conference will be Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Development. In the organization of BRICS, there are five countries with fast emerging economies. The counties that constitute BRICS are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This organization was created on June 2006 to strengthen co-operation within regional countries to enable sustainable development.
The Ministry further stated that this 12th BRICS Summit is being held on the backdrop of 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the COVID-19 global pandemic. In this key event, the leaders of participating countries will discuss the important issues considering the global scenario and mutual co-operation.
It also includes improvements in multi-lateral system measures to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from this, co-operation in the fight against terrorism, health, energy, trade and common exchanges among individuals will also be discussed briefly at the summit.
This summit will be the second instance within a month when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President, Xi Jinping will be facing each other after the tensions that were created due to skirmish between the two countries at the Line of Actual Control of Indo-China border. The first instance the both leaders met this month was on 10th November at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation held by Russia through videoconference.