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BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason and purposeful action: PM Modi
BRICS must play an active role in setting a direction that supports our common aspirations and goals: PM
Simultaneous development of all BRICS nations is the best bet for global growth: PM Modi
Terrorism is the most serious direct threat to our economic prosperity: PM Modi
The mother-ship of terrorism is a country in India’s neighbourhood: PM Modi
India is committed to a harmonious balance between development and climate change: PM

Addressing the BRICS leaders, PM Narendra Modi today said that BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason and purposeful action. The Prime Minister said that the new global institutions that have been built complement the existing architecture. “The New Development Bank and Contingency Reserve Arrangement stand out”, added the PM.

PM Modi emphasized that BRICS must play an active role in setting a direction that supports our common aspirations and goals. He said that simultaneous development of all BRICS nations is the best bet for global growth.

The Prime Minister spoke of the critical challenges that our world is confronted with. “If new drivers of growth have to take root, there must be unhindered flow of skilled talent, ideas, technology and capital across borders”, the PM remarked.

Speaking on terrorism, the Prime Minister said that it is the most serious direct threat to our economic prosperity. “Tragically, the mother-ship of terrorism is a country in India’s neighbourhood”, stated PM Modi. He called on BRICS country to work together for early adoption of CCIT, step up practical cooperation against terrorism.

PM Narendra Modi stated that the path laid down by the SDGs or Agenda 2030 is a valuable blueprint of hope and India's own development priorities are aligned with them. He added, “India has recently ratified the Paris Climate Agreement. We are committed to a harmonious balance between development and climate change.”

The PM also expressed concern over non-conventional security challenges, from threats on cyberspace and piracy on high seas to human trafficking.

 

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Defence Minister of Japan calls on the Prime Minister
August 20, 2018
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Mr. Itsunori Onodera, Defence Minister of Japan, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Prime Minister Modi recalled his long association with Japan, since before assuming office as Prime Minister, and welcomed the broadening and deepening of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan in recent years.

Prime Minister Modi said that Defence Cooperation is a key pillar of the relationship between India and Japan. He welcomed the strengthening of various defence dialogue mechanisms between the two countries, and the enhanced linkages between the armed forces of India and Japan. The Prime Minister also appreciated the progress in defence technology cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Modi warmly recalled the successful visit of Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to India last year, and said that he is looking forward to visiting Japan later this year.