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For Trade in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Products, India and Brazil to Form Joint Technical Committees

After handing over the G20 presidency to Brazil's President Luiz, Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed multiple deals with him, including Joint Technical Committees to facilitate trade in agriculture and animal husbandry products.

Aysha Anam
PM Narendra Modi at G20 Summit 2023.
PM Narendra Modi at G20 Summit 2023.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, September 10, 2023, handed over the G20 presidency to Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, at the closing ceremony in Delhi.

Brazil and India marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations. They emphasized shared objectives, including the pursuit of peace, cooperation, and sustainable development. The two leaders reiterated their mutual support for permanent membership in the UNSC.

The leaders stated that Brazil and India will continue to work closely together in the framework of G-4 and the L.69. PM Modi welcomed President Lula's announcement of Brazil´s support to the Indian candidature for non-permanent seat of the UNSC for the 2028-2029 term. Both leaders recognize that climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time that needs to be addressed in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger.

They reiterated their determination to enhance the multilateral response to climate change in a way that also tackles inequalities within and among countries, including by working closer together within the Group of 77 and China and the BASIC Group of countries. India welcomes Brazil’s presidency of BASIC and fully supports the Brazilian prospective presidency of the 30th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC (COP30), in 2025.

Highlighting their roles as major global food producers, the leaders reaffirmed their resolve to increase cooperation in sustainable agriculture and rural development, including at the multilateral level, with the aim of safeguarding the food and nutritional security of both countries and of the world. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the formation of Joint Technical Committees to facilitate trade in agriculture and animal husbandry products.

President Lula congratulated PM Modi and India for the historic achievement of Chandrayaan-3's landing in the south polar region of the Moon, as well as the successful launch of India’s first solar mission, Aditya-L1, both important feats that mark remarkable milestones in space exploration.

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