India to attend BRICS meeting on COVID-19

India is to attend BRICS foreign ministers meet by the end of April 2020. The members will discuss economic fallout due to the spread of COVID-19.

Highlights

The foreign ministers meet of the BRICS grouping is to be conducted through video link. It is essential to conduct more of such meeting as the global economic growth is declining at its highest. The International Monetary Fund has projected the global growth rate to be -3% in the year 2020-21.

India’s role

The strategy and protocols of Russia, China and South Africa is completely different from that of the USA. India can act as a bridge at this situation.

India and the world

India has been actively participating in several multilateral meetings such as South Asian, Indo-Pacific, G20 to join with other countries to fight against COVID-19. It has sent HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) to over 55 countries. India has been sending medicines to countries such as UAE, US, Russia, Australia, South Africa and Jordan. Also, India has been sending grants for medicines for countries such as Uganda, Dominican Republic, etc.

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