Chairperson of Africa for the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council Soobrie Naidoo on Monday stated that the Indian community around the country is really thrilled regarding the PM Modi’s visit, news agency ANI reported. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit South Africa at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s invitation to attend the 15th BRICS Summit, which will be held in Johannesburg from August 22 to 24.
Speaking with ANI, Soobrie Naidoo said: “Our Indian community throughout the country are very excited that PM Modi is coming here. I’m positive that with all the achievements that PM Modi did in India, he will definitely bring that down to the Summit and help all the countries to grow from strength to strength and take all the countries to another level. We really appreciate all that he has done for us.”
#WATCH | Johannesburg, South Africa | On PM Modi’s visit to South Africa for 15th BRICS Summit, Soobrie Naidoo, Chairperson of Africa for Sri Sathya Sai Global Council says “Our Indian community throughout the country are very excited that PM Modi is coming here. I’m positive… pic.twitter.com/haSGqKywff
— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2023
On the other hand, Nagaraju Gurrala, Indian Business Forum-SA Executive Body Member and Telangana Community Head, stated that the diaspora want to provide a warm welcome to the Prime Minister. “In the BRICS Summit, we would like to have a new development bank and technology-wise, we would like to have a bilateral link between all the countries in the BRICS. We want to give PM Modi a grand welcome,” he said.
On PM Modi’s visit, Yashika Singh, media personnel of South African Broadcasting Corporation said: “We believe that the meeting of the BRICS Summit is going to be extremely important for South Africa and India. We are proud of the fact that PM Modi will be coming here, bringing with him the value systems of India to Africa. PM Modi believes in unity and bringing everyone together. We, in South Africa, want to learn Digitisation from India.”
#WATCH | Johannesburg, South Africa | On PM Modi’s visit to South Africa for 15th BRICS Summit, Yashika Singh, a media personnel of South African Broadcasting Corporation says “We believe that the meeting of the BRICS Summit is going to be extremely important for South Africa and… pic.twitter.com/4xf98ulRDh
— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2023
This year’s BRICS Summit is led by South Africa, which is hosting the first face-to-face summit since 2019 in Johannesburg. On January 1, South Africa assumed the presidency of the BRICS, with the topic “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism.”
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa’s offer to attend the BRICS 15th Summit.
PM Modi will also attend a special event called “BRICS – Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue” after the BRICS Summit, which will involve additional nations invited by South Africa, according to a press statement from the MEA. He will also meet with some of the leaders in Johannesburg on a bilateral basis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will virtually attend the 15th BRICS Summit, with the Russian delegation led by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Following the conclusion of the BRICS conference, Prime Minister Modi will fly to Greece on August 25.
During his visit, he will meet with his Greek colleague, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to explore measures to strengthen bilateral ties. In addition, he will meet with business executives from both nations. He will also meet with members of Greece’s Indian community.
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