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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to Lead Indian Delegation to BRICS Parliamentary Forum

Om Birla, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, will head a prominent Indian parliamentary delegation to the 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The forum aims to explore the role of parliaments in advancing global development and security through multilateral cooperation.

Delegation Composition

The Indian delegation includes Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Rajya Sabha member Shambhu Sharan Patel, Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh, and Rajya Sabha Secretary General P C Mody.


The forum’s theme is ‘The Role of Parliaments in Strengthening Multilateralism for Equitable Global Development and Security’.

Agenda Highlights

Plenary Sessions by Om Birla

    • ‘The BRICS Parliamentary dimension: Prospects for strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation’
    • ‘The role of Parliaments in countering the fragmentation of the multilateral trade system and overcoming threats related to the consequences of global crises’

Plenary Sessions by Harivansh

    • ‘The role of Parliaments in enhancing the efficiency of the system of international relations and ensuring its democratization’
    • ‘Inter-parliamentary cooperation in the humanitarian and cultural spheres’

Additional Engagement

Om Birla is scheduled to engage with members of the Indian Diaspora in Moscow during his visit.

BRICS : Key points

Members: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

Formation: Originally BRIC, formed in 2001 with South Africa joining in 2010.

Purpose: Promotes cooperation in economic growth, development, and global governance reforms.

Summit: Annual meetings rotate among member countries.

Focus Areas: Economic cooperation, political influence, and addressing global challenges.

Institutions: Includes the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA).

Current Issues: Discussions on trade, technology, climate change, and multilateralism.

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