Nov 11: EAM held a virtual meeting with Minister of External Relations of Brazil, H.E. Ambassador Ernesto Araujo on 11 November 2020. The Ministers had an extensive exchange of views and agreed to further strengthen their cooperation in global affairs.
The Ministers discussed opportunities to strengthen the India-Brazil Strategic Partnership in a post-COVID world and noted the importance of India-Brazil cooperation in economic recovery efforts, healthcare, supply chain resilience, cyber security and reformed multilateralism.
EAM conveyed his condolence to the family of the Brazilian national who had lost her life in a terrorist attack in France. The Ministers strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reaffirmed their determination to combat this menace as also organised crime.
The Ministers also discussed a wide range of regional and multilateral issues especially in the context of India’s upcoming membership of the UNSC, role of G4 and India’s priorities in the UNSC. They agreed to coordinate closely at the multilateral fora, BRICS and IBSA.