PM Narendra  Modi to embark on 4-day visit to South Africa and Greece on Aug 22

New Delhi, (| Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-day visit to South Africa and Greece from Tuesday. As per the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), during the three-day visit to Johannesburg in South Africa from August 22, PM Modi will attend the 15th BRICS Summit at the invitation of South Africa President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa. This will be the first in-person BRICS Summit since 2019.

“The summit will provide an opportunity to review progress on the initiatives launched by the grouping and identify future areas of activity,” the MEA said. The Prime Minister will also participate in a special event BRICS – Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue, which will include other countries invited by South Africa. As per MEA, PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with some of the leaders present in Johannesburg.

Following his visit to South Africa, the Prime Minister will pay an official visit to Greece on August 25 at the invitation of his Greek counterpart, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. “This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Greece in 40 years,” It said. Narendra Modi will hold talks with Mitsotakis to discuss ways to further deepen the relationship.

He will also interact with business leaders from both countries as well as with the Indian community in Greece. The Ministry of External Affairs said India and Greece enjoy civilizational ties, which have strengthened in recent years through cooperation in areas like maritime transport, defence, trade and investments, and people-to-people ties. (UNI)