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Prime Minister held bilateral meetings with top leaders from Russia, Brazil and China last night on the sidelines of BRICS summit in Brasilia.

During his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Modi expressed happiness at the pace of growth of bilateral relations.

This is the 4th time the two leaders have met this year. During the meeting, both leaders reviewed the progress made in the bilateral relationship since PM's visit to Vladivostok.

The two leaders noted with satisfaction that the 25 billion US Dollar target of bilateral trade by 2025 has already been achieved.

During the meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the two leaders spoke about diversifying cooperation for the benefit of their people. Both leaders agreed that on this occasion the two countries can comprehensively enhance our strategic partnership.

Mr. Modi also outlined areas for potential investment from Brazil, including in areas of agricultural equipment, animal husbandry, post-harvest technologies and biofuels. Mr Modi welcomed the decision of Brazilian President to grant visa-free travel to Indian citizens.

The Prime Minister invited the Brazilian President as chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations in 2020 and he accepted the invitation with pleasure.

Later, Mr Modi also met Chinese President Xi Jinping for the second time in two months, on the margins of the BRICS Summit.

In a tweet, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said, both leaders had forward-looking discussions on various aspects of the multifaceted India-China relationship.

President Jinping invited Mr Modi for the 3rd informal summit in China in 2020. The date and venue for the summit will be determined through diplomatic channels. Both the leaders agreed on the importance of maintaining close dialogue on matters relating to trade and investment.

President Jinping thanked the Prime Minister for India's substantial participation in the just concluded China Import Export Expo in Shanghai.

The two leaders agreed that the new High-Level Mechanism on Trade and Economy should meet at an early date. 





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