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India to host BRICS summit in October

India will host the eighth annual summit of BRICS from October 15-16 in Goa, in its capacity as chair of the influential bloc comprising five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made the announcement on Tuesday during a function where she also unveiled a logo and a website of the summit.

India assumed chairmanship of BRICS from Russia on February 15 and will hold the position till December 31. The seventh summit was held in Ufa, Russia.

The External Affairs Minister said India’s core theme during BRICS chairmanship will be building responsive, inclusive and collective solutions for the grouping.

The logo for the summit is a lotus with colours from all the five member-countries and a traditional ‘namaste’ in the centre.

“We will adopt a five-pronged approach during our chairmanship. It will comprise Institution Building, Implementation, Integration, Innovation, and Continuity with Consolidation (IIIIC or I4C),” the Minister said.

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