Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebration next year.
Modi, who is in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India’s ties with the world’s five major economies, met Bolsanaro on the sidelines of the meeting and spoke about diversifying cooperation for the benefit of the people.
The two leaders held fruitful talks to strengthen bilateral ties.
According to an official statement issued by the PMO said, “PM Modi invited Bolsonaro to the Republic Day, 2020. The Brazilian President has accepted the invitation with pleasure.”
The statement further said that both leaders agreed that on this occasion, the two countries can comprehensively enhance our strategic partnership.
The statement further reads as, “Modi said that he looked forward to discussing matters relating to trade. He also outlined areas for potential investment from Brazil, including in areas of agricultural equipment, animal husbandry, post-harvest technologies and biofuels.”
The Brazilian President, however, expressed his readiness and informed PM Modi that a large business delegation will accompany him to India adding that the two leaders also discussed other areas of cooperation including space and defence sectors.