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Sixth BRICS Parliamentary Forum

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    28th Oct, 2020

Participants of the 6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum discussed partnership for global stability

  • The Forum was held under the Russian BRICS Chairmanship in 2020. The meeting was held via videoconference for the first time.
  • The Indian Parliamentary delegation under the leadership of Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla attended the sixth BRICS Parliamentary Forum.
  • It was chaired by the Chairman of State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia.
  • The speakers and members of other BRICS parliaments such as Brazil, China and South Africa participated in the meeting.
  • The forum discussed improvement in quality of life of people in BRICS countries, social protection of citizens during COVID-19 pandemic, preparation of legislative initiatives in the area of public health care and economic rehabilitation in the post COVID-19 period.
  • This includes support measures to MSMEs and development of future Parliamentary cooperation among BRICS countries.
  • Recently, the New Development Bank provided a loan of 1 billion USD to India to fight COVID-19.
  • The loan was approved under “Emergency Assistance Programme” of the New Development Bank.