The five-nation grouping of BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) has adopted a “Counter Terrorism Action Plan” and “we have to ensure that BRICS is more productive in next 15 years,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in address to the virtual summit of the group today. “BRICS has made many achievements in the last one-and-a-half decade,” PM Modi said at the meet, which is being attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro.
“Today we are an influential voice for the emerging economies of the world. This platform has also been useful for focusing on the priorities of developing countries,” he added.
This is the second time PM Modi is chairing the BRICS summit. Earlier he had chaired the Goa summit in 2016. The Indian Chairship of BRICS this year coincides with the 15th anniversary of BRICS.
The theme for the summit is: ”BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus”.