BRICS Summit 2016: PM Modi to ‘Strengthen Bilateral Ties’ with Partners

The BRICS summit 2016 will be the eighth annual BRICS summit, an international relations conference attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is looking forward for the two-day BRICS Summit 2016.

“India is delighted to host the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa on 15-16 October 2016, followed by a first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit. I look forward to extending a warm welcome to the ten leaders of the BRICS and BIMSTEC families.”, said PM Modi.

PM Modi hopes to  ‘Strengthen Bilateral Ties’ with BRICS Partners.

As BRICS chair this year, India embraces a stronger emphasis on enhancing economic and people-to-people ties. This will benefit us greatly, said PM in another tweet.

The India-Russia Annual Summit  will also take place in Goa in the sideline of BRICS Summit 2016.

“I am optimistic that the BRICS Summit will strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation and advance our common agenda for development, peace, stability and reform.

In a first, I am happy that India is facilitating an outreach Summit with the BIMSTEC leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sir Lanka and Thailand.

Representing nearly two thirds of humanity together, we hope to tap the potential for cooperation and the dividends this will bring. India looks forward to building bridges to new partnerships and finding common resolve and solutions to our entrenched problems.,”  Said PM Modi through Facebook Post.

Prime Minister Modi will have bilateral meetings with all heads of state from BRICS and BIMSTEC countries over the next three days. His meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping will be closely analysed. According to Sources of News18 , PM Modi will try and convince his Chinese counterpart about the need to impose sanctions on Pathankot and Uri mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar.

China is the only country in the UN sanctions committee which has opposed sanctions on the JeM terrorist till now.

India and China have set up a dialogue mechanism to look at India’s NSG membership and while the issue may be raised, it is unlikely that any immediate progress will be seen. PM Modi is also likely to seek help of BRICS leaders in one-on-one meeting’s to facilitate India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Except India, all BRICS nations are members of the NSG.

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