Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa invited for BRICS in New Delhi

November 3rd, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday extended a personal invitation to the leaderships of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa for the next summit of BRICS scheduled in New Delhi March 29 next year.

The invitation was extended during a meeting among them here ahead of the G20 Summit to firm up a joint position on the current debate over how to resolve the Eurozone crisis and other matters pertaining to the global economy.

“The leaders agreed that the Eurozone debt crisis was a matter of serious concern for the global economy and had caused fresh instability and volatility in markets after the 2008 economic crisis,” said a statement by India’s foreign office.

“The leaders expressed their full support to Europe’s efforts to find an early solution to the crisis, underlying that the solution to the crisis had to be found by the European Union and the Eurozone countries themselves.”

Besides Manmohan Singh, the BRICS leaders here for G20 are Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao, and South African President Jacob Zuma.

(Arvind Padmanabhan can be reached at arvind.p@ians.in)

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