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BRICS Summit gives scope to fulfill international responsibilities: PM

Ashwini Phadnis New Delhi | Updated on November 20, 2017 Published on March 25, 2013

“I look forward to discussions on new ideas in Durban to advance our goals,” the Prime Minister said in a departure statement.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the BRICS Durban Summit gives an opportunity to make further progress on the initiatives that were launched in Delhi to deepen intra-BRICS cooperation and fulfill the international responsibilities.

“I look forward to discussions on new ideas in Durban to advance our goals,” the Prime Minister said in a departure statement.

Singh added that at the time when the world is facing multiple challenges, the Durban Summit provides a useful and timely opportunity to consult and coordinate on a broad range of issues with BRICS partners.

“We will discuss ways to revive global growth and ensure macroeconomic stability, as well as mechanisms and measures to promote investment in infrastructure and sustainable development. India will also urge faster movement on reform of institutions of global political and economic governance. It is important that BRICS continue to consult closely on developments affecting global peace and security,” the Prime Minister said.

BRICS Summit is the annual summit of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

During his visit, the Prime Minister will also hold “substantive bilateral meetings” with other BRICS leaders, including the newly appointed Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“It will be an opportunity for me not only to greet the new Chinese President personally, but also to discuss how we can maintain the positive trajectory of our relationship and further strengthen this very important bilateral relationship. I also intend to review with President Putin of Russia, the progress in India-Russia relations after the successful Summit in Delhi in December 2012. I also look forward to meeting with President Zuma of South Africa and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, both of whom will also join us in Delhi in June for the IBSA Summit,” Singh said.

Published on March 25, 2013
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