Website for the #BRICS INDIA Summit Goa 2016 has been Launched
BRICS India 2016 Summit brings together five major emerging economies, comprising 43% of the world population, having 37% of the world GDP and 17% share in the world trade.
Seven BRICS Summits have taken place so far. The 8th BRICS Summit will be hosted by India during its Chairmanship in 2016. Government of India has launched the website for the 8th BRICS India Summit. It’s URL is http://brics2016.gov.in/
The earlier Summits were held as under :
7th BRICS Summit – 8-9 July 2015 in Russia (Ufa)
6th BRICS Summit – 14–16 July 2014 in Brazil (Fortaleza)
5th BRICS Summit – 26–27 March 2013 in South Africa (Durban)
4th BRICS Summit – 29 March 2012 in India (New Delhi)
3rd BRICS Summit – 14 April 2011 in China (Sanya)
2nd BRIC Summit – 16 April 2010 in Brazil (Brasilia)
1st BRIC Summit – 16 June 2009 in Russia (Yekaterinburg)
Starting essentially with economic issues of mutual interest, the agenda of BRICS meetings has considerably widened over the years to encompass topical global issues.
BRICS cooperation has two pillars :
1. Cconsultation on issues of mutual interest through meetings of Leaders as well as of Ministers of Finance, Trade, Health, S&T, Education, Agriculture, Communication, Labour, etc.
2. Practical cooperation in a number of areas through meetings of Working Groups/Senior Officials. Regular annual Summits as well as meetings of Leaders on the margins of G20 Summits are held.
India will host the 8th BRICS Summit during its Chairmanship in 2016. The theme of India’s BRICS Chairmanship is Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions.
During India’s BRICS Chairmanship, we will adopt five-pronged approach:
(i) Institution building to further deepen, sustain and institutionalise BRICS cooperation;
(ii) Implementation of the decisions from previous Summits;
(iii) Integrating the existing cooperation mechanisms;
(iv) Innovation, i.e., new cooperation mechanisms on government-to-government, Track-II, business-to-business and people-to-people to tap the full potential of BRICS cooperation; and
(v) Continuity, i.e., continuation of mutually agreed existing BRICS cooperation mechanisms.
The focus during India’s BRICS Chairmanship will be on enhanced people-to-people (P2P) contacts of BRICS member states, especially youth. In this context, India has planned activities like U-17 Football Tournament, Youth Summit, Film Festival, Friendship Cities Conclave, Young Diplomats’ Forum, etc.