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BRICS leaders to look at global economy, political situation in Goa today: Day 2 schedule

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 October 2016, 10:09 IST

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

10.30 - BRICS Summit Welcoming Ceremony

10.40 - Group photo of BRICS Leaders

10.45-11.50 - BRICS Leaders' Restricted Session Meeting

11.30 - Arrival of State Counsellor, Minister for Foreign Affairs and President's Officer of Myanmar

Lunch session:

12.00-13.00 hrs BRICS Leaders' Restricted Working luncheon

13.05-13.30 - BRICS Leaders Meeting with the BRICS Business Council and Briefing by NDB President

13.30-14.30 hrs BRICS Leaders Plenary Session

1435-1500 hrs Signing Ceremony & Press Statement by Prime Minister of India

15.35-16.30 - Arrival Ceremony of BIMSTEC Leaders, Group Photo op & BIMSTEC Retreat

16.50-1700 - Arrival Ceremony for the BRICS Leaders'

17.00 - Group Photo of BRICS & BIMSTEC Leaders

17.00-18.30 - BRICS - BIMSTEC Outreach Summit

18.30-20.00 - BRICS and BIMSTEC Leaders' Summit Dinner Reception

20.15-20.45 - Meeting with Prime Minister of Nepal

21.00-21.30 - Meeting with Prime Minister of Bangladesh

21.30 - Departure of President of the Russian Federation

"During the last two summits we have had a BRICS Outreach, in which regional countries are invited by the host. Because of our Look East policy we decided that the group that we will invite is BIMSTEC and we have confirmations from all the BIMSTEC partners," said Amar Sinha, Secretary, Economic Relations (ER), Ministry of External Affairs, while briefing the media on the upcoming BRICS Summit in New Delhi on October 7.

"Now we are looking at creating BRICS Agricultural Research platform. We are also negotiating a BRICS Railway Research network. We have actually agreed on creating a BRICS Sports Council.

In this connection, I may point out that the first Under-17 BRICS Football Tournament was started on 5th October in Goa, it will finish on the 15th. The three other agreements that have already been agreed are, MoU on Environmental Cooperation, Regulation on Customs Cooperation and an MoU on Cooperation between Diplomatic Academies of BRICS. There are number of other ideas that are being discussed but since we have not reached an agreement, I am not listing them out here, perhaps next year you will hear about them," Sinha added.

- With ANI inputs

First published: 16 October 2016, 10:09 IST