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Brics nations sign four pacts to boost economic and trade cooperation

According to IMF’s estimates, Brics countries generated 22.53% of the world GDP in 2015 and has contributed more than 50% of the world economic growth during the last 10 years.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2017 19:32 IST
BRICS leaders from left: Brazilian President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Jacob Zuma, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
BRICS leaders from left: Brazilian President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Jacob Zuma, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(AP photo)

Four documents, including on cooperation, were signed by the Brics countries on Monday with an aim to deepen commercial ties among the grouping’s members.

Apart from the action agenda on economic and trade cooperation, the three other documents signed in the presence of leaders of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) were action plan for innovation cooperation (2017-2020), strategic framework of BRICS customs cooperation and Memorandum of Understanding between the BRICS Business Council and the New Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation.

All these instruments were aimed at giving boost to trade ties within the five-nation grouping, officials said.

According to IMF’s estimates, Brics countries generated 22.53% of the world GDP in 2015 and has contributed more than 50% of the world economic growth during the last 10 years.

Assuring India’s support, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the meeting with the BRICS business council said, “We will offer full support to your endeavours. And we also count on the BRICS Business Council to take us closer to our common objective of improving business and investment cooperation.”