In the third day at BRICS Summit hosted by India at South Goa, PM Narendra Modi held talks with Brazilian President Michel Temer and signed crucial deals. The two heads also talked on various issues including terrorism. The stratergic partnership deals included MoU inking on Genetic Resources, pharmaceutical products regulation, cattle genomics amongst 4 cross sectoral ones.
The PM addressed the meet and thanked the Brazilian President for positively considering request of greater market access and investment opportunities for Indian products and companies. He added his thanks to Temer for extending support in early adoption of CCIT at the United Nations.
Inviting Brazilian companies to invest in India, Modi said ”I welcome Brazilian companies to come and invest in India and forge a long commercial partnership.We mark a decade of our strategic partnership. We are also joined together in shaping international context to support our common pursuits and endeavors.”
Talking about the deals signed between the two countries, Modi added that India can be a valuable partner in reviving Brazil’s domestic eco agenda. He said ”We’ve finalized text of a bilateral investment agreement. It will provide momentum to increased bilateral business & investment linkages. We’ve made progress in opening new areas of cooperation during this visit in drug regulation, agricultural research and cyber security.”
He said that for India, Brazil is among the most important economic partner in Latin America.
Enlightening the relations between the two countries, Modi said that Brazil and India are natural partners linked by democracy, rule of law and shared aspirations for peace and prosperity. And just to keep the focus intight, Modi again touched the terrorism chord that India has been dealing with.
The PM had raised the issue on Saturday after his meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well and today he added that he appreciated Brazil’s efforts in helping India combat terrorism. India has been raising the issue of terrorism caused by Pakistan many a times on the global platforms including the United Nations and the PM made sure to bring Brazil under Indian wings against terror. He said ”We (Brazil-India) agreed that the world must come together to fight this menace of terror without distinction or disctimination.”
He ended his note on a thanks to Brazil for supporting India’s bid to become a NSG member.