The Eighth BRICS Summit that kicked off with an informal dinner of leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in Goa on 15 October; would resume on Sunday, where the leaders will look at global economy, political situation and the challenge posed by terror outfits.
As many as 115 events have been planned for the summit, the theme of which is 'BRICS - Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions'. The focus is on giving a fillip to people-to-people contact. The events include two parliamentary meetings, 15 ministerial-level meetings, 56 senior officials' meeting of working groups and expert groups, 27 workshops, three track-two events and five events along business pillars. Summit leaders will also look at BRICS cooperation with other emerging economies, issues of climate change, sustainable development goals (SDGs), financing for development and how to increase people-to-people contact. In this connection, India hosted the first ever tourism convention of all BRICS countries.
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BRICS schedule of Day 2:
09.15-09.45 - Meeting with the President of Sri Lanka
09.45-10.15 - Meeting with Prime Minister of Bhutan
10.30 - Arrival of Prime Minister of Bangladesh