Modi suggests 10 ‘noble commitments’ for BRICS leadership

Calls for coordinated action on counter terrorism, cyber security and disaster management to ‘make a better world’


Xiamen, China: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking at the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries in the course of the 9th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit, suggested ’10 noble commitments’ through which BRICS leadership in global transformation can be achieved.

Modi, while speaking at the Summit organised by China, said India has a long tradition of partnerships with fellow developing countries, while pursuing its own aspirations for growth.

“Whatever we do, will impact the world substantially. So, it is our solemn duty to make a better world – brick by brick, or, through BRICS….,” Modi said.

“I had spoken about the BRICS driving the global transformation in the next ten years for it to be a Golden Decade. I suggest that this can be brought about with our proactive approach, policies, and action,” Modi said while putting forward ten noble commitments.

The ten noble commitments suggested by Modi included creating a safer world by “organised and coordinated action on at least three issues: Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Disaster Management”.

Other noble commitments pitched by the prime minister were – creating a greener world, creating an enabled world, creating an inclusive world, creating a digital world, creating a skilled world, creating a healthier world, creating an equitable world, creating a connected world and creating a harmonious world.

Apart from Modi, leaders of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa and five guest countries, Egypt, Tajikistan, Thailand, Mexico and Kenya, also attended the dialogue.

“Our ‘no strings attached’ model of cooperation is driven purely by the requirements and priorities of our partner countries,” Modi said.

“Our development partnerships, projects are providing water, electricity, roads, healthcare, tele-medicine, and basic infrastructure in dozens of countries,” he said.

He said recently India completed its first voluntary review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Our programmes are geared to accomplish these priority goals in a time-bound manner,” Modi said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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