Latin America : Distance Bridged
• Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacts with several Latin American leaders on sidelines of the BRICS Summit. • Prime Minister says that the ‘Preferential Trade Agreement’ between India and the MERCOSUR trade block, and Chile must be utilised more effectively. • Asks the Latin American leaders to encourage their business leaders to participate in an upcoming investment conclave in India.
Presidency of BRICS Bank
• The BRICS Summit marks Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s debut on the global stage. • India becomes the first President of the New Development Bank. • Shri Modi states, “The New Development Bank will not only benefit the BRICS nations but will also support other developing nations.”