Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on his journey to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 15th BRICS Summit, anticipating a platform of global cooperation and development. In his pre-departure statement, PM Modi underscored the significance of this conference in fostering collaboration among the BRICS countries and addressing global concerns.
BRICS Summit Journey
Expressing confidence, PM Modi stated, “BRICS has evolved as a forum to deliberate upon issues pertinent to the entire ‘Global South,’ encompassing development imperatives and the revamp of the multilateral system.” The summit, he emphasized, offers a valuable opportunity to chart the course of future cooperation and assess the progression of institutional frameworks.
Global Cooperation and Development
The Prime Minister’s agenda includes active participation in events like the ‘BRICS-Africa Outreach’ and ‘BRICS Plus Dialogue.’ Expecting fruitful interactions with invited guest countries, PM Modi also looks forward to bilateral discussions with fellow leaders during his stay in Johannesburg.
BRICS as a Global Forum
PM Modi’s Itinerary: From August 22 to 24, PM Modi will be in Johannesburg for the BRICS Summit, invited by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. This marks the first in-person gathering of BRICS leaders since 2019. The group comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Charting Future Cooperation
Post the summit, PM Modi will journey to Athens on August 25, following an invitation from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. This historic visit, PM Modi noted, rekindles ties between ancient civilizations and contemporary values. India and Greece’s shared principles of democracy, rule of law, and pluralism, along with diverse collaborations in trade, investment, defense, culture, and people-to-people interactions, are bringing the two nations closer.