Modi thanks Brazil for support to India's NSG bid

PM Narendra Modi thanked Brazilian President Michel Temer for the membership of the NSG as the two countries ink four MoU's. 

Published: 17th October 2016 02:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2016 02:57 PM   |  A+A-


Leaders of BRICS countries,Brazilian President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, SA President Jacob Zuma | AP


BENAULIM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Brazilian President Michel Temer for his country's support for "understanding India's aspiration" for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) as the two countries inked four MoUs, including on investment cooperation.

Modi, who met the Brazilian President on the sidelines of the BRICS summit here, also thanked Brazil for support for India's actions against terrorism and for early adoption of the key anti-terror initiative at the UN - Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).

"We deeply appreciate Brazil's support for India's actions in combating terrorism".

"India and Brazil have agreed that world must come together to fight this menace (terrorism) without distinction or discrimination," he said.

Modi, in his media statement, described Brazil as among India's most important economic partners in Latin America.

"The bilateral relations between India and Brazil have grown for the better. We have increased interaction at all levels," Modi.

"Brazil is among our most important economic partners in Latin America. We have made progress in opening new areas of cooperation during this visit in drug regulation, agricultural research and cyber security," Modi said. 

He said bilaterally and multilaterally, the partnership between India and Brazil is filled with possibilities that India is keen to harvest.

The four MoUs inked are in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry, on pharma products regulation, on cattle genomics and assisted reproductive technologies and on investment cooperation and facilitation treaty.


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