BRICS: South African Prez Cyril Ramaphosa extends full support to India’s G20 Presidency during meeting with Narendra Modi

Indian PM Narendra Modi, who is currently in Johannesburg to attend 15th BRICS Summit, on Wednesday, met South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa who expressed full support for India’s G20 Presidency.

PM Narendra Modi attends a bilateral meeting with President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the 15th BRICS Summit at Johannesburg, in South Africa on August 23, 2023.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 15th BRICS Summit.  

The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement: "Both leaders reviewed the progress made in bilateral relations between the two countries and expressed satisfaction at the progress achieved in various fields including defence, agriculture, trade and investment, health, conservation and people to people ties."

"Both sides also exchanged views on continued coordination in multilateral bodies and regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. President Ramaphosa expressed full support for India’s G20 presidency and appreciated India’s initiative for giving the African Union full membership of G-20. He conveyed that he looked forward to visiting New Delhi for the G-20 Summit," read the statement.

Prime Minister Modi accepted South African President Ramaphosa's invitation to pay a state visit to the Rainbow Nation at a mutually convenient date.