PM Narendra Modi to attend annual BRICS Summit at Chinese President Xi Jinping’s invitation: MEA

The BRICS summit is scheduled to take place on June 23 and 24 under the chairmanship of China. 

On Tuesday, June 21, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually attend the annual BRICS summit following an invitation by the Chinese President Xi Jinping. The BRICS summit is scheduled to take place on June 23 and 24 under the chairmanship of China.

“At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China in virtual format on June 23 and 24. This includes a high-level dialogue on global development with guest countries on June 24,” the MEA said in a statement.

BRICS consists of five nations that are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. These member nations represent 41% of the global population, 21% of the global GDP, and 16% of the global trade.

The MEA has further stated that the point of discussion will be to boost intra-BRICS cooperation in the environment, agriculture, education etc. “Discussions during the 14th BRICS Summit are expected to cover intra-BRICS cooperation in areas such as counter-terrorism, trade, health, traditional medicine, environment, science and technology, and innovation, agriculture, technical and vocational education & training, and MSMEs.”