14th BRICS Summit 2022

India is likely to push back against an effort by Chinese President Xi Jinping to use the summit BRICS summit as a platform for highlight his efforts to develop an alternative to the US-led global order.

Highlights

  • 14th BRICS Summit will be held in virtual mode, on June 23, 2022.
  • Summit will bring together Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro.
  • Negotiators from India seeks to ensure that any joint statement made out of this summit is neutral as well as look to prevent any attempts by China and Russia to use this platform to score a propaganda against the US and its allies.
  • Indian side will also seek to delay China’s effort of expanding BRICS grouping by pushing organization to bring about criteria of adding new members.

Agenda of the meeting

BRICS grouping has become a platform to discuss and deliberate on issues of common concern for all the developing countries. During the meeting, heads of state will discuss intra-BRICS cooperation in areas like trade, counter-terrorism, traditional medicine, health, environment, reform of multilateral institutions and combating covid-19 pandemic.

Theme of the BRICS Summit

BRICS Summit 2022 will be held under the theme of “Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development.”

Vision of global order

This BRICS summit will provide China and Russia a vehicle to expand their vision of global order, as leaders of both the countries declared a “no-limits friendship” before Russia invaded Ukraine. China has extended crucial diplomatic support to Russia, as it seeks to redefine the terms democracy and human rights.

About BRICS Summit

Brazil, Russia, India and China formed the BRIC block in 2009. South Africa joined the bloc in 2010, after which “BRICS Bloc” was created.

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