PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza in Brazil. He will also be meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African leader Jacob Zuma.

The first working session of the VI BRICS Summit will be held on Tuesday. Closed door discussions are set to take place in Fortaleza where the signing of the Fortaleza Declaration is expected, which is expected to announce the BRICS development bank.

Discussions at the two-day BRICS Summit are expected to touch upon pressing international and security concerns including the situation in Iraq, Gaza and Ukraine."Even though BRICS was created as an economic forum, since 2011, more and more political issues have been added to the final declaration. This is a wonderful opportunity for five leaders of five emerging economies likely to talk and may find mention in the final declaration," said former ambassador HH Vishwanathan.


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