MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia is ready to continue cooperation with its allies in the BRICS grouping in all areas, adding that strengthening cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus is the goal to be achieved. The whole international community is trying to do this. .
addressing the 13 BRICS Summit organized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Russia’s official TASS news agency reported that via a video link, Putin said that the theme that India has chosen for the meeting and for the whole year is to strengthen cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus. , is quite relevant.
“Indeed, this is the goal that the entire international community is facing, and the five BRICS members play an important and remarkable role in achieving this goal,” the Russian president said.
He said that Russia stands ready to continue cooperation with its allies in the BRICS grouping in all areas.
“I hope that our work today will be fruitful and fruitful, and I would like to state once again that Russia is ready to continue close cooperation with all BRICS members in all fields,” Putin said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presiding over the 13th BRICS summit.
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries that hold summits every year revolve around the presidency.
India is the chair of BRICS this year.
The summit was also attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
The theme of the summit was “Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Sustainability, Consolidation and Consensus”.
This year the summit coincides with the 15th anniversary of BRICS.
BRICS brings together the five largest developing countries in the world, representing 41 percent of the global population, 24 percent of global GDP and 16 percent of global trade.
This was the second time that Prime Minister Modi chaired the BRICS summit.
Prior to this, he had presided over the Goa summit in 2016.
China will take over as the chairman of BRICS next year and host the bloc’s 14th summit in 2022.