PM talks about pandemic at Brics meeting instead of Ukraine issue

India and China are among the few nations to have not condemned Russias conduct in Ukraine . India and China are among the few nations to have not condemned Russias conduct in Ukraine .

NEW DELHI: The Brics meeting will take place ahead of the G7 summit next week, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with leading Western economies to discuss how to curb Russias aggression in Ukraine.In a Brics meeting on Wednesday, Chinas President Xi Jinping slammed the West for weaponizing the global economy by means of Russian sanctions, as well as cautioned against militarization.India and China are among the few nations to have not condemned Russia's conduct in Ukraine.Afghanistan was also the subject of discussion at the gathering on Thursday, with member-states continuing to promote a prosperous, prosperous, and stable Afghanistan while also promoting recognition of its sovereignty, autonomy, territorial integrity, national unity, and non-intervention in its internal affairs.

Although the severity of the disease has decreased globally than ever, many of its consequences remain visible in the global economy.We, the Brics member countries, have a very similar conception of the global economy's governance.We can thus contribute to the post-Covid global revival, said Modi, speaking to Xi, Russian President Putin and their Brazilian and South African counterparts, Jair Bolsonaro and Cyril Ramaphosa.We welcome talks between Russia and Ukraine.

On Afghanistan, the joint statement said, We emphasise the need for both sides to encourage Afghanistan authorities to achieve national reconciliation by dialogue and negotiation, as well as the need for a broad-based, inclusive, and representative political structure.We reaffirm the importance of the UNSC resolutions as they pertain.The summit stressed that Afghan territory should not be used to harass, assault, or injure any country, shelter, train or prepare terrorists, or plan to finance terrorist activities, and reiterated the importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan.