On the 9th of September, the 13th BRICS Summit was held virtually under the Indian Chairmanship. Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led the discussion and gave his opening remarks.
The main area of focus of the Summit was Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus. The Summit saw the participation of all other BRICS Leaders - President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Xi Jinping of China, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.
At the Summit, the leader of the Indian Chapter Sangita Reddy spoke on behalf of the Women's Business Alliance BRICS. She gave a general overview of the BRICS Women's Business Alliance Annual Report 2021 and presented to the leaders some key recommendations from the members of the Alliance.
At the conclusion of the 13th BRICS Summit, leaders adopted the "New Delhi Declaration" and pledged resolve towards strengthening and reforming the multilateral system to make global governance more responsive and effective.
"Leaders acknowledged that continued relevance of the UN system would be determined by its ability to adapt to contemporary realities. They pledged resolve towards strengthening and reforming the multilateral system to make global governance more responsive and agile, effective, transparent, democratic, representative and accountable to Member States," the declaration read.