India’s BRICS Chairmanship begins with a 3-day-long Sherpas’ meeting
- India has assumed the Chairmanship of BRICS for 2021 and will be hosting this year’s summit.
- The BRICS grouping comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
BRICS India 2021:
- India has begun its BRICS Chairship with the inaugural three-day-long Sherpas’ meeting.
- This was informed by Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on February 24, 2021.
- Secretary chaired the meeting and introduced India’s themes, priorities, and calendar for BRICS Summit 2021.
- He further said that India looks forward to continuing productive discussions with our BRICS partners over the next two days.
- It is the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. These members are known for their significant influence in the region.
- The respective government of the BRICS state meets annual formal summits starting from 2009.
- The 12th BRICS Summit was held by Russia on November 17, 2020, virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.