I will be visiting Brazil on 13-14 November to attend 11th BRICS Summit.
I look forward to exchanging views with other BRICS leaders with the aim to further strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation particularly on the theme of the Summit “Economic growth for an innovative future”. During the Summit, the five major economies of the World will aim to significantly strengthen their cooperation in science, technology and innovation; enhance cooperation on digital economy and build mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation within the BRICS framework.
Our business and industry play an important role in Intra-BRICS ties. I will be addressing BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank.
I will also meet President Bolsonaro of Brazil to discuss ways to enhance our strategic partnership. Brazil and India share close and ever expanding bilateral relations, including in the spheres of defence, security, trade, agriculture, energy and space. Close cooperation between the two countries in multilateral forums has been a significant aspect of our strategic relationship.
BRICS Summit will also provide me with the opportunity to hold useful bilateral interactions with leaders of other BRICS countries.