BRICS Delegates Meet with the Chief Minister

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar welcoming BRICS delegates in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday welcomed a delegation of BRICS, an economic coalition of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, who are in Patna to attend a meeting on a wide array of topics on Tuesday including the rise in terrorism and other security issues being faced by the world.

Kumar, who has been lobbying with several world banks seeking their help in investment and rebuilding infrastructure in the state, wanted to learn more about BRICS banks and how it could help Bihar in its move towards economic development.

The event is being hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India.

Santosh Jha, a Bihar native and the Joint Secretary of the Policy, Planning and Research, MEA, talking to reporters in Patna, said that the goal of the summit was to strengthen BRICS nations economically while keeping security of each nation in mind.

The Chief Minister apprised the delegates of the growth in Bihar in the last decade and sought their help in road construction and other infrastructural development.

Those present on the occasion including Deputy chief of Policy Planning of Brazil Michael Arslanian, Russian head of planning Oleg Stepanov, Chinese planning member Wang Wenbin, and David Malcolmson of South Africa.

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