The tenth edition of the BRICS summit will conclude on Friday, with the leaders participating in the Outreach Dialogue with the leaders of various African countries like Ethiopia, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Senegal, Gabon, Togo, Uganda, and Rwanda, which will be chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa, the South African President.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed several bilateral agreements with China, South Africa, Argentina, Angola and Russia in various fields of agriculture, defence, space, skill development, trade and investment and health care and education, with more agreements expected to be signed before the Prime Minister’s return.
Taking place in the backdrop of the US trade war, consensus regarding trade tariffs and protectionism were some of the key points of discussion, along with the consolidation of intra-BRICS trade through reduced tariffs. Issues of common interest like terrorism, international peace and global security were also focal points of dialogue between the nations.
PM Modi also met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and congratulated him on the success of the FIFA World Cup 2018. President Putin in turn highlighted that the trade between the two countries had risen by 24 per cent in 2017.
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