PM Modi’s diplomatic tour: Attending BRICS Summit in South Africa, strengthening ties in Greece. Key discussions and bilateral meetings on the agenda.
BRICS Summit and Diplomatic Engagement in South Africa
Starting Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-day journey to South Africa and Greece. In Johannesburg, he will be part of the 15th BRICS Summit, hosted by South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa.
BRICS Gathering: Reviewing Initiatives and Future Prospects
The three-day BRICS Summit, taking place from August 22 to August 24, is a significant milestone. Comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, BRICS represents 42% of the world’s population and 27% of the global GDP. The summit aims to assess ongoing initiatives and outline future collaborations.
Diverse Dialogues and Bilateral Meetings
PM Modi’s participation will extend to the special events BRICS – Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue, showcasing broader collaborations. He is also set to hold bilateral meetings with various global leaders attending the summit.
Notable Attendees and Regional Dynamics
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s attendance marks the in-person BRICS presence, following his Russia visit earlier this year. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s absence is due to an international arrest warrant linked to alleged war crimes.
Greek Exploration: Strengthening Ties
PM Modi’s itinerary includes a visit to Greece on August 25, at the invitation of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. This marks the first Indian Prime Ministerial visit to Athens in four decades. Strengthening bilateral relationships and engaging with business leaders and the Indian community will be on the agenda.
Building on Civilizational Bonds
India and Greece share deep-rooted connections, particularly evident in maritime transport, defense, trade, investments, and cultural ties. This journey reflects the strengthening relationship between the two nations.