NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the five-nation peak of BRICS on June 23 and 24 following an assignation by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Ministry of External Affairs( MEA) blazoned on Tuesday.

China is hosting the peak in its capacity as its president of the grouping for the current time.

The BRICS( Brazil- Russia- India- China- South Africa) brings together five of the largest developing countries in the world, representing 41 percent of the global population, 24 percent of the global GDP, and 16 percent of the global trade.

The meeting is significant from the Indian perspective as Mr. Modi will be participating on the platform with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese host despite ongoing pressures on the Sino- Indian borders.

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa are also set to attend the peak.

“ At the assignation of President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China in virtual format on June 23 and 24.

“ This includes a high-position dialogue on global development with guest countries on June 24, ” the MEA said in a statement.




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