‘Global South is not just diplomatic term…’: PM Modi at BRICS Summit

PM Modi addressed the BRICS Summit after touchdown in South Africa, and thanked the South African President in his speech.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stated that the International South is not only a diplomatic time period however represents the shared historical past of those international locations in opposition to colonialism and apartheid based mostly on which fashionable relations are being reshaped.

Addressing the BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue within the South African capital, PM Modi stated BRICS countries- and all pleasant nations current on the summit can contribute to the strengthening of a multipolar world.

“I’m grateful to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for giving me the chance to share ideas with the leaders of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Within the final two days, we now have focussed on the priorities and considerations of the international locations of International South,” PM Modi stated.

“We imagine that giving significance to them is the necessity of the present era. Now we have additionally selected the enlargement of BRICS. We welcome all new companion international locations. It’s one other step in direction of making the worldwide establishments and boards aggressive,” he added.

PM Modi recalled that it was on South African land that Mahatma Gandhi developed, examined the ideas of non-violence and peaceable resistance utilized in in India’s freedom wrestle. He stated that Gandhi’s ideas supplied inspiration to the South African chief Nelson Mandela.

In his tackle, the prime minister stated that India considers the entire world as one household and has focussed on bringing the considerations of the International South to the mainstream degree.

“…That is additionally the core precept of our G20 presidency. To carry the considerations of the International South into the mainstream, we now have invited three African nations and several other growing nations as visitor international locations. India has additionally put ahead the proposal of giving everlasting G20 membership to the African Union. I imagine that BRICS and all pleasant nations current at the moment, can contribute to strengthening the multipolar world,” PM Modi stated additional.

Earlier within the day, PM Modi congratulated leaders and other people of Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE over their full membership of BRICS and stated India has all the time supported the enlargement of the organisation.

In a press release within the presence of different leaders from BRICS international locations, PM Modi stated India has all the time believed that including new members will strengthen BRICS as an organisation.

“India has all the time supported the enlargement of BRICS. India has all the time believed that including new members will strengthen BRICS as an organisation,” he stated.

PM Modi stated India has “historic ties” with all the brand new members of BRICS.

He stated India may also contribute to different international locations wanting to affix as companion international locations of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

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