12th BRICS Summit be conducted today with virtual conferencing

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The 12th edition of BRICS Summit conducted and hosted by Russia with the organized theme “Global stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth” to be held in the video conferencing mode on Tuesday.

The summit will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the invitation request by Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Ministry of External Affairs on Monday (MEA) on Monday. MEA stated, “During the 12th Summit, held in the backdrop of the 75th Anniversary of UN and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders would be discussing intra-BRICS cooperation and key issues in the global context, including the reform of the multilateral system, measures to mitigate the impact of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation in counter-terrorism, trade, health, energy and people to people exchanges.”

India will be heading over with the chairship, for the third time since its beginning, in 2012 and then 2016 and also in 2021. The participants in the summit will have a discussion about cooperation prospects and international agenda, said Russian foreign ministry.

According to Sputnik, the Russian Foreign Ministry gave an official statement,“The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will discuss the current state of cooperation within the body and its prospects, they will exchange opinions on pressing issues on the international and regional agenda, they will recap the results of Russia’s BRICS presidency this year, and also coordinate positions in the light of G20 summit, scheduled for November 21-22.”

The summit is being conducted on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the United Nations and right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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