Modi To Visit South Africa For BRICS Summit

PM to attend the Summit between July 25 and 27

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa from July 23 to 27 to attend the BRICS Summit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said today.

He will, will first stop in Rwanda for a two-day visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister, TS Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA, told reporters at a briefing.

India is expected to sign a defence cooperation agreement during the visit, he said.

The Prime Minister will then visit Uganda from July 24 and 25, where he will address the Ugandan Parliament apart from holding delegation-level talks, Mr Tirumurti said.

On the final leg of his trip, PM Modi will go to South Africa where he will attend the BRICS Summit during which a host of global issues, including those related to international peace and security will be discussed.

The BRICS grouping comprises of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

This is going to be Modi’s second South African jaunt since becoming Prime Minister of India. He visited four African nations Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya on July 2016.

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