Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by members of the Indian community, a rakhi thali, and Indian flags upon his arrival in South Africa for the first BRICS summit in person since 2019.
In an effort to grab a photo of the 72-year-old Indian leader, who is running for a third term in the general elections that will be held early next year, phones are whizzing around the Prime Minister as he arrives.
‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Matram’ were being chanted by the Indian community.
‘Dhols’ were waiting for the Prime Minister as he arrived at the hotel from the airport.
The tour commemorates the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between India and South Africa and is PM Modi’s third visit to the country.
South Africa is currently in charge of the BRICS, an association of the international economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. This year’s summit is centred around the idea of “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism.”