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13th BRICS Summit 2021: Important Points

13th BRICS Summit:

Prime Minister chaired the annual summit of the BRICS which was held virtually.

  • The theme for the Summit was ‘BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus’.

PM’s Address:

  • Highlighted the achievement of several new initiatives during India’s Chairship this year (2021), i.e. an Agreement on cooperation in the field of remote-sensing satellites; a virtual BRICS vaccine Research & Development Centre; BRICS Alliance on Green Tourism, etc.
  • Highlighting the leading role that BRICS countries can play in the post-Covid global recovery, Prime Minister called for enhanced BRICS cooperation under the motto of ‘Build-back Resiliently, Innovatively, Credibly and Sustainably’.

Adopted BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan:

  • It defines the approach and actions of the BRICS countries towards areas of Counter Terrorism cooperation which includes: Countering Radicalization and Online Terrorist Threats, Border Management, Information/ Intelligence Sharing, etc.

Adopted Delhi Declaration:

  • The declaration called for reforms of the principal organs of the United Nations including that of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
  • It is the first time that BRICS has taken a collective position on ‘Strengthening and Reforming Multilateral Systems’.
  • It also called for an “inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue” for stability in Afghanistan.
  • Apart from Afghanistan, the BRICS leaders also took up the conflicts in Myanmar, Syria, the tension in the Korean peninsula, Israel-Palestine violence and other territorial disputes.

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