13th BRICS Meeting
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the 13th BRICS Summit virtually on September 9. The meeting will be attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of Brazil Jair Bolsanaro, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and President of China Xi Jinping. 

The 13th BRICS Summit is going to be held under India’s Chairship. It will be the third time that India will be hosting the BRICS Summit after 2012 and 2016. 

The subject of the 13th BRICS summit is – ‘BRICS @ 15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus. BRICS has been a beacon of multilateralism based on equality, mutual respect, and trust.  

BRICS is the acronym for the powerful grouping of the world’s leading emerging market economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs. Since 2009, the governments of the BRICS states have met annually at formal summits.  

The BRICS mechanism aims to promote peace, security, development and cooperation. 

Russia had hosted the last recent 12th BRICS summit on 17 November 2020 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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