The 14th summit of the leaders of BRICS, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is likely to be held towards the end of June 2022. Chinese President Xi Jinping will host the summit. The summit will be held in the backdrop of Russian invasion of Ukraine and after the stand off between India and China over the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Since May 2020, the Indo-China border and the LAC has witnessed several clashes over the disputed areas in the border region. As a measure to reduce tensions between the countries Foreign Minister of China Mr. Wang Yi visited India on 25 March 2022.
New Delhi Declaration 2021
The 13th BRICS summit was hosted by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi on 17 November 2021. The summit was held virtually. It was the third time that India had hosted the BRICS Summit after 2012 and 2016. The theme for India’s Chairship is ‘BRICS @ 15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus’. The focus of discussion was regional and global issues, including contemporary developments in Afghanistan, economic growth and development for mutual prosperity through the expansion of intra-BRICS cooperation in sectors such as trade, agriculture, infrastructure, small and medium enterprises, energy and finance & banking and to qualitatively enrich and enhance intra-BRICS people to people contacts in cultural, academic, youth, sports, business, through regular exchanges. At the conclusion of the Summit, the leaders adopted the ‘New Delhi Declaration’.
BRICS ACTS AS A VITAL PILLAR OF HOPE FOR THIS WORLD FULL OF POLITICAL CHALLENGES SAFETY RELATED CHALLENGES AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGESShri. Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
The leaders of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries met for the first time in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the margins of G8 Outreach Summit in July 2006.
Shortly afterwards, in September 2006, the group was formalised as BRIC during the 1st BRIC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which met on the sidelines of the General Debate of the UN Assembly in New York City.
After a series of high level meetings, the 1st BRIC summit was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia on 16 June 2009.
BRIC group was renamed as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) after South Africa was accepted as a full member at the BRIC Foreign Ministers’ meeting in New York in September 2010. Accordingly, South Africa attended the 3rd BRICS Summit in Sanya, China on 14 April 2011.
BRICS is an important grouping bringing together the major emerging economies from the world, comprising 41% of the world population, having 24% of the world GDP and over 16% share in the world trade.