Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for a four-day trip to Greece and South Africa. PM Modi will travel to South Africa to attend the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg from August 22–24 at Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa’s invitation. According to PM Modi, BRICS has been actively promoting a robust agenda for collaboration across various sectors and acts as a forum for discussion of issues important to the entire Global South.
PM Modi said that he looks forward to holding bilateral meetings with “some of the leaders present in Johannesburg”.
“BRICS has been pursuing a strong cooperation agenda across various sectors. We value that BRICS has become a platform for discussing and deliberating on issues of concern for the entire Global South, including development imperatives and reform of the multilateral system,” the PM said in a statement.
BRICS is a grouping of the world economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
BRICS summit will be held from August 22-24. This will be PM Modi’s third visit to South Africa and the trip marks the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between India and South Africa.
This year’s BRICS is under the presidency of South Africa. The theme of this year’s summit is: “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for mutually accelerated growth, sustainable development and inclusive multilateralism”