Minister of State for Communications chairs 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers

What is the News?

India as the current BRICS Chair convened the 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers meeting.The meeting was presided by India’s Minister of State for Communications.

What are the key highlights of the 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers?

Firstly, the ministers supported the advancement in work of the BRICS Partnership on New Industrial Revolution(PartNIR).

Secondly, the ministers adopted the proposal to host the Digital BRICS Forum annually to facilitate sharing of information and knowledge, practices, and initiatives on agreed cooperation areas.

Thirdly, the ministers encouraged continuous cooperation in ICTs activities in international organizations and multilateral forums such as the International Telecommunications Union and other organizations.

What is Partnership on New Industrial Revolution(PartNIR)?

Partnership on New Industrial Revolution(PartNIR) is a programme of partnership among BRICS nations that will focus on Maximising the opportunities arising from the fourth industrial revolution/New Industrial Revolution. 

The partnership was formed at the 10th BRICS summit in 2018 at Johannesburg,South Africa.

Source: This post is based on the article “Minister of State for Communications chairs 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministerspublished in “PIB” on 23rd October 2021.

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