National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 04 September 2017
PM Modi today said that BRICS had developed a robust framework for cooperation and it contributed stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty. He stressed on furthering collaboration in sectors like agriculture, energy, sports, environment, ICT and culture.
PM Modi remarked that India was in a mission mode to eradicate poverty, ensure better healthcare, food security, sanitation, energy and education for all. He added that the women empowerment programmes were productivity multipliers which brought women in the mainstream of nation development.
The Prime Minister urged for an early creation of BRICS rating agency to cater to needs of sovereign and corporate entities of developing countries. “Our Central Banks must further strengthen their capabilities & promote co-operation between the Contingent Reserve Arrangement & the IMF”, he added.
Stressing on vitality of renewable energy, PM Modi said, “Affordable, reliable & sustainable access to energy is crucial for development of our nations.” He urged BRICS nations to work closely on International Solar Alliance.
The PM further said that a strong BRICS partnership on innovation and digital economy could spur growth, promote transparency and support the SDGs. The PM also welcomed cooperation for capacity building between BRICS & African countries in area of skills, health, infrastructure, manufacturing and connectivity.
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