New Delhi: The BRICS summit will focus on strengthening ties among the world's five major economies in key areas such as digital economy, science and technology, and also build mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday as he left for Brazil to attend the event.

Modi, who left for Brazil toward the evening, will be in the nation on November 13-14 to go to the eleventh BRICS summit.The head administrator said he will likewise meet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to examine approaches to upgrade the two-sided vital association. 

"I anticipate trading sees with different BRICS pioneers with the expect to additionally reinforce intra-BRICS participation, especially on the subject of the summit 'Financial development for an inventive future'," Modi said in his takeoff articulation. 

During the summit, the five significant economies of the world will plan to essentially reinforce their participation in science, innovation and advancement, he said.

The BRICS countries will also look to enhance cooperation on digital economy and build mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation within the BRICS framework, Modi said.

"Our business and industry play an important role in Intra-BRICS ties. I will be addressing BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank," he said.

On the bilateral meeting with the Brazilian president, he said Brazil and India share close and ever expanding bilateral relations, including in the spheres of defence, security, trade, agriculture, energy and space.


cooperation between the two countries in multilateral forums has been a significant aspect of our strategic relationship, Modi said.

"BRICS summit will also provide me with the opportunity to hold useful bilateral interactions with leaders of other BRICS countries," he said.

This will be the sixth time Modi will be participating in the BRICS summit, his first being at Fortaleza, also in Brazil in 2014.

The prime minister is scheduled to hold separate bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.

He would also attend the BRICS business forum closing ceremony and the 'closed' and plenary sessions of the XI BRICS Summit.

In the closed session, the discussions are expected to be focused on challenges and opportunities for the exercise of national sovereignty in the contemporary world.

This will be trailed by the BRICS Plenary Session, where the pioneers will examine the intra-BRICS collaboration for the financial improvement of BRICS social orders. 

A BRICS reminder of comprehension among exchange and venture advancement offices is required to be agreed upon. The taking part pioneers would likewise be given on the finish of the summit, as indicated by the Ministry of External Affairs. 

BRICS is the abbreviation instituted for a relationship of five significant developing national economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 

The gathering unites five significant developing economies involving 42 percent of the total populace, having 23 percent of the worldwide Gross Domestic Product.
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