BRICS member states discuss development cooperation

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Member states of the BRICS bloc discussed key issues of global, national and sectoral significance in the field of development cooperation at a two-day meeting here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Development Partnership Administrators’ Meeting held here on August 6 and 7 “provided an opportunity to the member states to better understand the structure of their respective development cooperation programmes and saw fruitful exchanges among the BRICS Member States on key issues of global, national and sectoral significance in the field of development cooperation”, the ministry said in a statement.

India assumed the chairmanship of BRICS in 2016 and will host the BRICS Summit in Goa later this year.

“Member states shared knowledge on their best practices and the challenges to be approached and mitigated through policy actions in this field and deliberated on promotion of cooperation among themselves in line with their national priorities,” the External Affairs Ministry statement said.

“Besides, they exchanged views on the emerging global development architecture. Participants also interacted with members of the Forum for Indian Development Cooperation (FIDC),” it added.

–IANS

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