Narendra Modi will leave for South Africa on August 22 to attend the 15th BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Johannesburg, South Africa from August 22 to 24, 2023 to attend the 15th BRICS Summit at the invitation of President Madamela Cyril Ramaphosa, officials said on Friday.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo courtesy: PIB

„This will be the first BRICS summit after 2019. The summit will provide an opportunity to review the progress of initiatives launched by the group and identify future activities,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The Prime Minister will also participate in a special event called „BRICS – Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue” organized after the BRICS summit, which will include other countries invited by the host country.

During his visit, Modi will hold bilateral meetings with some of the leaders present in Johannesburg.

PM Modi to participate in historic tour of Greece

Following his visit to South Africa, he will pay an official visit to Greece on August 25 at the invitation of his Greek counterpart, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

This is the first time in 40 years that an Indian Prime Minister has visited Greece.

India and Greece enjoy civilized relations which have strengthened in recent years through cooperation in areas such as maritime transport, defence, trade and investments and people-to-people relations.

Prime Minister Modi will hold talks with Mitsotakis to discuss ways to further deepen the relationship.

He will interact with business leaders from both countries and the Indian community in Greece.

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