Johannesburg [South Africa]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of 10th BRICS Summit in South Africa’s Johannesburg.
According to sources, Triple “TTT” (Trade, Talks and Terrorism) is the key area which will be also raised by India side. The meeting of Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Jinping comes three months after the informal summit held in China’s Wuhan city. During PM Modi’s visit to China in April, he held delegation-level talks with Chinese President Jinping and underscored the need for strengthening bilateral relations between India and China.
Similarly, Prime Minister Modi in May held a day-long informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia’s Sochi, during the meet the two leaders vowed to strengthen their relationship and work towards a strong multipolar world. This was the first meeting between President Putin and Prime Minister Modi this year. The theme of this year’s summit is, ‘BRICS in Africa – collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th industrial revolution’. Besides Prime Minister Modi, heads of the four other BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa – will take part in the meeting. All nations are expected to deliberate upon global issues, international peace and security, global governance and trade issues among others.
For the first time, a 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. The three-day summit began yesterday with the BRICS Business Forum Meet. India is likely to sign MoUs in the fields of education, skill, health and agriculture with South Africa. For the very first time, a 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. Prime Minsiter Modi has reached South Africa last evening on the final leg of his three-nation visit to Africa. He had earlier visited Rwanda and Uganda.