At BRICS summit, PM Modi reaffirms India’s commitment to multilateralism
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, India wants to work closely with BRICS nations towards 4th industrial revolution.
Addressing the Plenary session of 10th BRICS Summit at Johannesburg in South Africa today, Mr Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment to multilateralism, international trade and rules-based world order. He said, talent will be more important than capital in the 4th industrial revolution where high skill but temporary work will be the new face of employment.
He said, it will bring fundamental changes in the fields of Industrial production, design and manufacturing. The Prime Minister said, his government’s focus is to ensure vocational and technical education to empower the left out section of the society.
He said, the idea is to transform job seekers into job providers. Mr Modi emphasized the need to make rapid changes in terms of education and skill development to prepare the youth for future challenges.
Besides Mr Modi, heads of the four other BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa – are taking part in the meeting. They are expected to deliberate upon global hot-spot issues, international peace and security, global governance and trade issues among others. The theme of this year’s summit is, ‘BRICS in Africa – collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th industrial revolution’.
The three-day summit began yesterday with the BRICS Business Forum Meet. Delivering the keynote address, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said, this year marks the decade of co-operation between BRICS nations.
On the sidelines of the summit, Mr Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of the participating nations, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr Modi reached South Africa last evening on the final leg of his 3-nation visit to Africa. He, earlier, visited Rwanda and Uganda.