Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend BRICS summit in South Africa next week


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to South Africa and Greece next week at the invitation of Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa. The BRICS group of emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, will discuss its possible expansion. While the PM will be attending the BRICS summit in Johannesburg from August 22 to 24, he will visit Greece on August 25 for a bilateral visit — first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Greece in 40 years. This will be the first in-person BRICS Summit since 2019. The Summit will provide an opportunity to review the progress of the initiatives launched by the grouping and identify future areas of activity.