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Modi meets presidents of Argentina and Angola on sidelines of 2018 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg

“Discussed enhancing cooperation in trade and investment, agriculture and food processing and pharma,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted late on Thursday night.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2018 15:16 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with Angolan President João Lourenço during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on July 26, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with the presidents of Argentina and Angola on the sidelines of the 2018 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

“Discussed enhancing cooperation in trade and investment, agriculture and food processing and pharma,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted following the meeting that ended late on Thursday night.

Argentina will host the annual G20 Summit later in 2018.

In the meeting with Angolan president Joao Lourenco, the two sides discussed intensifying relations in trade and investment, agriculture and food processing, pharmaceuticals, oil and natural gas, Kumar said in a separate tweet.

On Thursday, following the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit, a Johannesburg Declaration was issued calling for sustainable growth of global trade and expressing determination to work together to strengthen multilateralism.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 27, 2018 15:16 IST