Narendra Modi meets world leaders at an informal Brics meeting in China


Brazilian President Michel Temer , Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma held an informal meeting to reaffirm their loose alliance known as the BRICS group of emerging market powerhouses. PTI


Brics brings together five major emerging economies, comprising 43 percent of the world population, having 37 percent of the world GDP and 17 percent share in the world trade. PTI


Leading from the chair, Modi addressed the Brics Leaders Meeting here, before the 8th annual Summit in Goa from 15-16 October. "We, as Brics, are an influential voice in international discourse. It is, therefore, our shared responsibility to shape the international agenda," he said in this picturesque eastern Chinese city. PTI


In opening remarks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the bloc should grow alongside the Group of 20, which holds its summit Sunday afternoon in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. The two leaders also held bilateral talks ahead of the meeting. PTI


PM Modi also met the Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull after the meeting to discuss aspects of India-Australia relations & how to strengthen them. Image courtesy: Twitter/ @narendramodi

Updated Date: Sep 04, 2016 15:02 PM

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