NEW DELHI, 22 June 2022, (TON): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a virtual summit of the five-nation grouping BRICS this week.
The Ministry of External Affairs said “Prime Minister Modi will attend the annual summit on June 23 and 24 following an invitation by the Chinese President. China is hosting the summit in its capacity as the chair of the grouping for the current year.”
The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) brings together five of the largest developing countries, representing 41 per cent of the global population, 24 per cent of the global GDP and 16 per cent of the global trade.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa are also set to attend the summit.