India to focus on counterrorism cooperation, reform of multilateral system at BRICS
This year, India holds the chair of the five-nation BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa
The priorities for BRICS during 2021 include reform of the multilateral system and counter terrorism cooperation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.
The focus would also be on technological and digital solutions for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and enhancing People to People (P2P) Cooperation, the ministry said after the launch of India's BRICS 2021 website.
The website https://brics2021.gov.in was launched by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar at the BRICS Secretariat at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, New Delhi.
India currently holds the chair of BRICS, a five-nation grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
The MEA pointed out that India assumed the BRICS Chairship in 2021, the year the grouping is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
"Glad to have launched the ##BRICS2021 website. Will provide a comprehensive snapshot of our strong BRICS engagement and the exhaustive calendar of events during #BRICSAt15 under the Chairship of India," Jaishankar said on Twitter.
Glad to have launched the #BRICS2021 website. Will provide a comprehensive snapshot of our strong BRICS engagement & the exhaustive calendar of events during #BRICSAt15 under the Chairship of India. https://t.co/hiM4WmBFT7 pic.twitter.com/KUyaBYrDP1— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) February 19, 2021
"Under the theme BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation, India’s approach is focused on strengthening collaboration through Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus," the MEA statement said.
The dedicated website will maintain an updated and dynamic information repository and will display all relevant information for BRICS, along with documents, press releases and media gallery and registration platform for the events planned over the year.