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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Concludes the BRICS Summit in Goa, Calls It a Success

Three agreements -- on agricultural research, co-operation between diplomatic academies and regulations on custom cooperation -- have been reached at the summit

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October 17, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded the eighth summit of the emerging-market bloc of BRICS in Goa, thanking the other leaders for their support to make the summit a success.

“We have adopted the Goa declaration that lays down a comprehensive vision for our cooperation within BRICS and on international issues,” Xinhua news agency quoted Modi as saying in a press conference on Sunday.

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Three agreements — on agricultural research, co-operation between diplomatic academies and regulations on custom cooperation — have been reached at the summit.

“Our discussions that spread over three sessions today were detailed substantive and productive,” said the Prime Minister, adding that putting global economy back on track was one of the topics.

On achievement of BRICS, that groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Modi said the footprint of intra-BRICS engagement has expanded over time to include large areas of economic activity.

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He said the establishment of the New Development Bank and the Contingency Reserve Arrangement are “indeed signature achievements”.

BRICS is committed to strengthening consultations and cooperation on peace and security matters, he said, noting that the bloc is unanimous in recognizing the threat that terrorism, extremism and radicalization present.

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The leader also called for enhanced people-to-people exchanges and co-operations within the BRICS.

The five BRICS leaders just met last month in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou when China hosted the G20 summit.(IANS)

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All Religions Flourished In India: Modi

"Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices," the Prime Minister said

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  • Prime minister Narendra Modi says that all religions flourished in India
  • He said that every religion found life in India
  • Modi said that India is a land of many religions and festivals

Stressing that India embraced many religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every religion flourished in India.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.

“Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices,” the Prime Minister said at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ in the presence of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

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“Be it, Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, the fragrance of peace and love has spread across the world from India. India has given the idea of ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ — which means that the whole world is our family. India found its identity in considering the people of this world as their family.

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Narendra Modi says that Indians celebrate all festivals with same level of jest.

“We will be celebrating Holi tomorrow, there will be a celebration of Buddha Jayanti, that will be followed by the month of Ramzan — a symbol of the country’s unity and diversity.” IANS

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