India's Modi supports stronger, broader BRICS cooperation

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-04 23:48:02|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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XIAMEN, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for stronger partnership among BRICS countries while addressing the plenary session of the BRICS summit in southeast China's coastal city of Xiamen.

Noting that the bloc of five major emerging economies grouping Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa "have complementary skills and strengths to promote the use of renewable and solar energy," Modi said he wishes to see more clean energy funding from the New Development Bank.

The prime minister proposed further cooperation in skill development and exchange of best practices for the large youth population in BRICS countries.

He said technology and innovation are the foundation for a next generation of global growth and transformation.

"India has also found that technology and digital resources are powerful tools in fighting poverty and corruption," said Modi.

India would be happy to work towards more focused capacity building engagement between BRICS and African countries in areas of skills, health, infrastructure, manufacturing and interconnectivity, he added.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday chaired the 9th BRICS summit, calling on the group members to intensify cooperation and contribute more to a world troubled by protectionism and imbalanced development.

Modi thanked Xi for his warm reception and the excellent organization of the summit, and expressed his support for building the BRICS' next Golden Decade.