The 10th BRICS Summit, themed “BRICS In Africa” aims to foster inclusive growth, shared prosperity and the fourth industrial revolution.
Addressing the session Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the 10 guidelines that he had spelt out in his address to the Ugandan Parliament.
He said that they form the core of India’s Africa outreach. PM said that his government over the past four years has placed a special focus on ties with African nations.
Prime Minister welcomed the Africa Free trade initiative. He pushed for free trade for the benefit of all.
Highlighting the challenges of globalization, Prime Minister said that inclusive development must remain at the core of all efforts.
He stressed on the role that nations of Africa, Central and Latin America, and most of Asia – collectively known as the Global South play in facing emerging challenges.
Batting for cooperation in the areas of technology, artificial intelligence, Data Analytics, Prime Minister Narendra stressed on the need for developing a strong digital infrastructure.
He said that India has been a growth partner with partner countries and will continue to share its experiences and learning under the South-south co-operation.
Brazilian President Michel Temer asserted that Brazil has the long-standing tradition of peace and welcomes South Africa’s proposal to establish a working group within BRICS on peacekeeping.
Chinese President Xi Jinping spelt out four points for enhancing BRICS outreach.
The second day of the 10th BRICS Summit kicked off with the leaders gathering at the Sandton International Convention Centre for a special retreat.
This is happening for the first time to mark a decade of the grouping. Participating in the session, Prime Minister said that innovative ideas and effective steps would help to strengthen BRICS cooperation and set a future direction.
Staying with the BRICS Summit, our correspondent caught up with Tourism Minister of South Africa Derek Hanekom and asked him about the avenues of cooprtaion in the field.