Ministry of External Affairs officials
Ministry of External Affairs officials

BRICS: PM calls for reformed multilateralism

ANI | Updated: Jul 26, 2018 23:32 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 26 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reformed multilateralism.
Addressing a press conference here, officials from the Ministry said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced the requirement for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms.
"Prime Minister said what we need today's is reformed multilateralism. He stressed on the importance of UNSC reforms," the MEA official said.
The Prime Minister also stressed on the need for BRICS cooperation for global portable social security framework, intending to benefit nearly 215 million people who are working outside their nations.
"Strengthening cooperation amongst BRICS on Circular Economy in the context of the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). We note that the circular economy approach represents enormous potential to reduce waste, to forge more environmentally sustainable processes, diversify our economies whilst contributing to economic growth and job creation," MEA noted.
Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday, finished the last leg of his Africa tour and presented India's statement at the BRICS leaders' closed session earlier today.
The three-day summit began yesterday with the BRICS Business Forum Meet.
India signed MoUs in the fields of education, skill, health and agriculture with South Africa.
Prime Minister Modi had earlier visited Rwanda and Uganda.
The 10th BRICS Summit, as a milestone in the history of BRICS, was held under the theme "BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the fourth Industrial Revolution". (ANI)