BRICS summit : PM Modi leaves for Brazil

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Brazil on November 13 and 14 to attend the 11th BRICS summit, the theme of which is “economic growth for an innovative future”.

This will be the sixth time Modi will be participating in the BRICS summit, his first being at Fortaleza, also in Brazil in 2014. This time, a large business delegation from India is also expected to be present during his visit, especially to attend the BRICS Business Forum where the business community of all the five countries is represented.

PM Modi is scheduled to hold separate bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping. He would also attend the BRICS business forum closing ceremony and the ‘closed’ and plenary sessions of the XI BRICS Summit.

In the closed session, the discussions are expected to be focused on challenges and opportunities for the exercise of national sovereignty in the contemporary world. A BRICS memorandum of understanding (MoU) between trade and investment promotion agencies will be signed. The participating leaders would also be issued on the conclusion of the summit.

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