PM Modi to address 10th BRICS Summit in South Africa today

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on July 26 address the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa at around 11:00 to 12:00 local time. The theme of this year’s summit is, ‘BRICS in Africa – collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th industrial revolution’.

“Indian PM will also attend the 10th BRICS Summit and related meetings in Johannesburg and several bilateral meetings on the sidelines,” Raveesh Kumar, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson tweeted.

Sources revealed India will also raise Triple “TTT” (Trade, Talks and Terrorism) during the summit.

The three-day summit began on July 25, with the BRICS Business Forum Meet.

“This year marks the decade of co-operation between BRICS nations. The grouping has achieved lot like the formation of the New Development Bank which fills a critical gap in project funding,” South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in his keynote address said.

PM Modi besides attending the summit, will also hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This is the first time when BRICS leaders’ retreat is being organised wherein the leaders will deliberate and take stock of BRICS co-operation during the decade and on its future prospects.

India is likely to sign MoUs with South Africa in the fields of skill, education, health and agriculture.

BRICS stand for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.