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BRICS summit, another feather in Modi's cap

July 16, 2014 08:37 IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was all smiles on his first international multilateral engagement. At the BRICS summit, Modi talked tough and said that the five countries --Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- should show no tolerance towards terrorism.

He said that the “choices we make now will shape the future of not just our countries, but the world at large”.

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Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi join hands with Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President, Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma during the official photo of 6th BRICS summit.
Photographs: PTI photo

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The summit is also being considered a success after it was announced that India would have first shot at presidency of the BRICS bank, which would be situated in Shanghai.

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Image: The five leaders smile as they pose for photographs during the summit
Photographs: PTI photo

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Just three hours after his arrival in Brazil for the BRICS summit, Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping spoke for 80 minutes — overshooting the scheduled 40 minutes — on a range of issues, including the boundary issue. Xi invited Modi to the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting being hosted by China in November.

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Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.
Photographs: PTI photo

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Other initiatives Modi suggested were an affordable BRICS healthcare platform, mechanism to further cooperation between small and medium enterprises and a common framework for promoting tourism.

 


Photographs: PTI photo
Tags: BRICS , Modi

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