Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked for South Africa to attend the 15th BRICS Summit. PM Modi emplaned for his three-day visit to the country at the invitation of South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa. South Africa is set to hold the much-anticipated BRICS Summit in the national capital Johannesburg from August 22-24.
This is PM Modi’s third visit to South Africa and the trip marks the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between India and South Africa. During the visit, the PM will also participate in a special event “BRICS – Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue” being organized after the BRICS Summit, which will include other nations invited by South Africa. He will also hold bilateral meetings with some of the leaders present in Johannesburg.
The BRICS summit is being held in-person this time, after three years of virtual meetings. Expansion of BRICS is a major item on the agenda.
Following his visit to South Africa, PM Modi will travel to Greece on August 25. During his visit, he will hold a meeting with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis and discuss ways to further deepen the ties between the two nations. He will also interact with business leaders from both countries. He will also interact with the Indian community in Greece.
(Inputs from ANI)