Narendra Modi thanks Brazilian President Michel Temer for support on NSG bid

Benaulim (Goa) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Brazilian President Michel Temer for “understanding India’s aspiration” for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and for support to India’s actions against terrorism.

Modi, who met the Brazilian President on the sidelines of the BRICS summit here, where the two countries inked four MoUs, including on investment cooperation, also thanked Brazil for support for early adoption of the key anti-terror initiative at the UN – Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).

“We thank Brazil for understanding India’s aspiration for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group,” the Prime Minister said.

“We deeply appreciate Brazil’s support for India’s actions in combating terrorism”. “India and Brazil have agreed that world must come together to fight this menace (terrorism) without distinction or discrimination,” he said. “We will continue to work with Brazil as an important partner in early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention Against International Terrorism (CCIT) at the United Nations,” Modi added.

In his media statement, the Prime Minister described Brazil as among India’s most important economic partners in Latin America.

“The bilateral relations between India and Brazil have grown for the better. We have increased interaction at all levels,” Modi.

“Brazil is among our most important economic partners in Latin America. We have made progress in opening new areas of cooperation during this visit in drug regulation, agricultural research and cyber security,” Modi said.

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