Efforts to revive the India-Brazil-South Africa Forum

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Diplomatic focus is likely to increase on the long-dormant trilateral India-Brazil-South Africa forum.

About India-Brazil-South Africa forum (IBSA)

  • It is a trilateral dialogue forum ofIndia, Brazil and South Africa which was created in the year 2003.

  • The grouping was formalized under the name of theIBSA Dialogue Forum under the Brasilia Declaration.

  • On June 6, 2003, at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the three countries in Brasilia (Brazil), the Brasilia Declaration was issued and the grouping was formalized and named the IBSA Dialogue Forum.

  • It brings together India, Brazil and South Africa, three large democracies and major economies from three different continents, facing similar challenges.

  • IBSA Fund was established in 2004 which facilitates the execution of human development projects to advance the fight against poverty and hunger in developing countries.

  • IBSAMAR is a joint multinational maritime exercise, among the Indian, Brazilian and South African navies.

Forum Meetings

  • Between 2011 and 2022, the forum has held only four trilateral ministerial commission meetings.

  • The latest is in September 2022, when senior ministers from the three countries meet in New York.

  • However, there has not been a meeting of their heads of state or government since 2011.

  • The meetings have become inactive in recent years.

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