Prime Minister Modi Attends BRICS Summit in South Africa.

A visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in South Africa on Tuesday to attend the BRICS summit. In addition of attending the 15th BRICS Summit during this three-day visit, he will also hold individual meetings with the country leaders of the BRICS countries. So will Modi sit face to face with Chinese President Xi Jinping? Now this question is moving from politics to diplomatic circles. However, before Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Delhi on this day, a statement was released by the PMO office. There, the Prime Minister said, "I am looking forward to having a bilateral meeting with the country leaders present in Johannesburg." Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Delhi for Johannesburg on a 7 am flight. After a long 10-hour journey, he will arrive in Johannesburg around 5:30 pm today. External Affairs Ministry Secretary Vinay Kwatra said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BRICS conference and bilateral meeting schedule has been decided. Apart from attending the BRICS summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold separate bilateral meetings with the heads of countries of the BRICS countries. Basically, Prime Minister Modi will meet with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, South Africa to expand bilateral trade and increase investment. However, the foreign secretary did not clarify whether the Chinese president is also in that list. However, it is not known whether there is a separate meeting with Xi Jinping, but it is clear that the two heads of countries are meeting at the BRICS summit.

However, if Prime Minister Modi has a bilateral meeting with the Chinese President this time, it will be the first meeting between the two heads of countries after the tension on the India-China border in May 2020. After the BRICS summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Greece on August 25. The Prime Minister will go there to honor the invitation of the Prime Minister of Greece. However, in addition to protecting the invitation, the Prime Minister's visit to Greece may involve bilateral diplomatic and commercial discussions, according to sources.