Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday chaired the thirteenth BRICS summit through video conferencing together with Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese language President Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The summit is available in wake of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Modi stated that BRICS made many achievements within the final one and a half many years. “At present we’re an influential voice for the rising economies of the world,” Modi stated in his deal with. He additionally thanked members saying that India acquired full cooperation from all throughout its chairship.
“Regardless of the Covid-19 state of affairs this yr, over 150 BRICS conferences and occasions had been organised. Of those, over 20 had been ministerial-level. We tried to broaden the BRICS agenda. BRICS achieved many firsts this yr…Our Water Sources Ministers will meet in BRICS format for the primary time in November,” Modi stated.
Speaking about Afghanistan, Putin stated the withdrawal of US forces and its allies from Afghanistan has led to a brand new disaster. “It’s nonetheless unclear how this can have an effect on world and regional safety. It’s for good cause that our nations have paid particular consideration to this problem,” Putin was quoted as saying by ANI.
The withdrawal of US forces & its allies from Afghanistan has led to a brand new disaster, and it’s nonetheless unclear how this can have an effect on world & regional safety. It’s for good cause that our nations have paid particular consideration to this problem: Russian Pres Vladimir Putin pic.twitter.com/u8HAI6Yeb3
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2021
“Afghanistan shouldn’t change into a risk to its neighbouring nations, a supply of terrorism and drug trafficking,” Putin added.
That is the second time Prime Minister Modi is chairing the BRICS Summit. Earlier he had chaired the Goa Summit in 2016.