BRICS Summit: New Delhi

Before the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, India said that its mind is open and its intention is positive regarding the expansion of the group. Prime Minister Modi will participate in this conference to be held in South Africa from 22 to 24 August.

He will leave for Johannesburg today, after Johannesburg he will also visit Greece. Asked whether Modi and the Chinese President will have discussions on the sidelines of the BRICS summit, the Ministry of External Affairs said the Prime Minister’s bilateral meetings are yet to be finalized.

BRICS Summit went virtual for 3 years

Due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, this will be the first BRICS summit after three consecutive years of virtual meetings, in which the heads of the member countries are going to be present in person. Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said in a special briefing ahead of PM Modi’s visit to South Africa and Greece that ‘host country South Africa has certainly invited a large number of guest countries apart from the BRICS members. Those who will be present there. Foreign Secretary Kwatra said that a business delegation from India is also traveling to these countries to participate in business meetings.


  • India expresses openness and positive intention towards BRICS expansion at the upcoming summit in Johannesburg.
  • Prime Minister Modi to attend the conference in South Africa from 22 to 24 August.
  • Modi to also visit Greece after the summit.
  • Discussions with the Chinese President yet to be finalized.
  • First in-person BRICS summit after three years of virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • South Africa has invited guest countries apart from BRICS members.
  • Indian business delegation participating in business meetings during the visit.

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