G7 Summit: PM Modi and President Silva of Brazil had private conversations


Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Brazilian President Michel Temer on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Canada. This was the first meeting between the two leaders.

The two leaders discussed bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interests, including ways to deepen bilateral cooperation on economic, trade and investment matters. They also discussed further strengthening ties between India and Brazil.

PM Modi appreciated the Brazilian leadership’s contribution to the development of the global South and its efforts to promote international peace and security. He also thanked President Temer for Brazil’s support for India’s recent initiatives, including India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for 2021-22.

The two leaders also expressed commitment to strengthen collaboration between India and Brazil in the BRICS countries. They agreed to work closely to ensure a successful BRICS summit scheduled to be held in Brazil later this year.

PM Modi further invited investments from Brazil into India in areas such as agriculture and food processing, pharmaceuticals and renewable energy. He also proposed that the two countries form a joint task force to explore new areas of cooperation.