Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meetings with his BRICS counterparts from Russia, Brasil, and China on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia.
The Prime Minister outlined areas, namely agricultural equipment, post-harvest technologies and bio-fuels for potential investment from Brazil.
He invited the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsanaro as the Chief Guest to the Republic Day 2020, which the Brazilian President accepted. Mr. Modi welcomed the decision of the President to grant visa-free travel to Indian citizens.
During his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which is 4th this year, both leaders reviewed the progress made in the bilateral relationship since Mr Modi’s visit to Vladivostok.
The two leaders noted the stability and progress made in imports of oil and natural gas. President Putin highlighted the potential of the Arctic region in natural gas and invited India to invest in the region.
The two leaders also reviewed the progress made in the field of infrastructure, particularly railways in the context of raising the speed of the Nagpur-Secunderabad sector railway line.
They welcomed the prospects of cooperation in civil nuclear energy in third countries. President Putin reiterated the invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Moscow to participate in the Victory Day celebrations next year, which Mr Modi gladly accepted.
Prime Minister Modi also had a bilateral meeting with President of China, Xi Jinping who thanked him for the warm welcome given to him at the 2nd informal summit. He invited Mr Modi for the 3rd informal summit in China in 2020.
The two leaders agreed that the new High-Level Mechanism on Trade and Economy should meet at an early date. Both leaders noted that the Special Representatives will have another meeting on matters relating to the Boundary Question and reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and security in the border areas.
The leaders reviewed preparations for celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries next year. They agreed that this will enhance people-to-people relations. The leaders also exchanged views on multilateral issues, including WTO, BRICS and RCEP.