Prime Minister Modi arrives in Brazil to attend BRICS Summit 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived in Brasilia, Brazil to take part in the BRICS summit. The theme of the BRICS summit this year is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future,”

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, “A welcome as vibrant as BRICS itself. PM @narendramodi arrives in Brasilia to participate in the 11th #BRICS Summit. This year’s Summit under the theme “BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future” will further strengthen the traditional ties among the BRICS countries.”

“I look forward to holding discussions with BRICS leaders on greater cooperation in a wide range of areas. On the sidelines of this Summit, I would be addressing the BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council as well as the New Development Bank. Improving economic linkages augur well for the BRICS nations. The visit to Brazil will give me an opportunity to hold talks with the President of Brazil on ways to deepen the India-Brazil strategic partnership. There is great potential in sectors like trade, defence, agriculture and energy,” PM Modi had said.

This will be the sixth time that PM Modi will be participating at the BRICS summit. His first BRICS summit was at Fortaleza in Brazil in 2014.

A large business delegation from India is also expected to be present during the visit especially to attend the BRICS Business Forum where the business community of all five countries are represented, the statement said.

Prime Minister is scheduled to hold separate bi-lateral meetings with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping apart from the BRICS business forum closing ceremony and the closed & Plenary Sessions of the XI BRICS Summit, it said.