PM Narendra Modi Arrives In South Africa To Attend BRICS Summit: Highlights

Leaders of the BRICS emerging economies, including PM Modi will gather in Johannesburg for a three-day meeting focused on the threat of a US-led global trade war.

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PM Narendra Modi Arrives In South Africa To Attend BRICS Summit: Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Waterkloof in South Africa. (AFP)

After his Uganda visit ends today, PM Modi has arrived in South Africa to participate in the BRICS Summit, whose theme this year is 'BRICS in Africa'.Leaders of the BRICS emerging economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- will gather in Johannesburg on Wednesday for a three-day meeting focused on the threat of a US-led global trade war.US President Donald Trump's hardening stance has compounded fears of an all-out trade war after he slapped levies on goods from China worth tens of billions of dollars and imposed tariffs on other international imports.

China's President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Michel Temer will attend the annual summit, along with several African leaders invited as guests.

Xi held talks with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on the eve of the gathering, saying that "the Johannesburg summit has special significance for BRICS cooperation in the new circumstances".

Here are the Highlights from Narendra Modi's South Africa visit for the 'BRICS in Africa' Summit:

 


Jul 25, 2018
22:28 (IST)
Donad Trump Threatens Tariffs On All Chinese Imports, Says "I'm Ready To Go 500"

BRICS Summit : Emerging economies are meeting as US trade war looms


US President Donald Trump said in an interview released Friday he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the United States with tariffs if necessary."
Jul 25, 2018
21:53 (IST)
Brazil President Michel Temer (C) arrives at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on July 25, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. 
Jul 25, 2018
21:20 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves after arrival at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on July 25, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. (AFP)
Jul 25, 2018
21:00 (IST)
The BRICS group, comprising more than 40 percent of the global population, represents some of the biggest emerging economies, but it has struggled to find a unified voice -- as well as achieving sharply different growth rates.
Jul 25, 2018
20:37 (IST)
China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said that there would be "no winner" in any global trade war, in a direct warning to US President Donald Trump who has threatened to slap levies on all Chinese imports: AFP
Jul 25, 2018
20:36 (IST)
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses delegates at a Business Forum organised during the 10th BRICS 

Jul 25, 2018
20:27 (IST)
Jul 25, 2018
20:07 (IST)
China's President Xi Jinping addresses delegates at a Business Forum organised during the 10th BRICS. 
Jul 25, 2018
19:49 (IST)
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19:32 (IST)
Trump's warnings have given Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa fresh impetus to enhance trade cooperation, and officials at a three-day summit that kicked off in Johannesburg on Wednesday found a collective voice championing global trade.
Jul 25, 2018
19:13 (IST)
Trade war unity at BRICS? (Source AFP)

Sreeram Chaulia, of the Jindal School of International Affairs outside Delhi, told AFP that BRICS leaders would "concur that the US has unleashed punitive trade wars that are hurting all the BRICS members".

Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said last week the Johannesburg meeting was "about the context -- we are at a time when the US and China announce new measures almost every week".



Jul 25, 2018
18:58 (IST)
Jul 25, 2018
18:16 (IST)
PM Modi will arrive in Johannesburg at 1600 hrs (local time)

Jul 25, 2018
17:39 (IST)
The BRICS schedule will be as follows: 

July 25- BRICS Business Forum will be organised


July 26- BRICS Leaders' meeting and Retreat


July 27-BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS-Plus Initiative
Jul 25, 2018
17:11 (IST)
PM Modi Charts Out 10 Principles Of India's Outreach To Africa

Stating that India has deepened its partnership and engagement across the Africa, PM Modi on Wednesday charted out 10 principles for India's engagement with African nations."
Jul 25, 2018
16:44 (IST)
Xi Jinping held talks with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on the eve of the gathering, saying that "the Johannesburg summit has special significance for BRICS cooperation in the new circumstances".
Jul 25, 2018
16:21 (IST)
China and India will discuss the US' trade war and its protectionist trade policy when President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg
Jul 25, 2018
16:12 (IST)
Jul 25, 2018
16:00 (IST)
PM Modi And Xi Jinping To Meet During BRICS, To Discuss US Trade War
China and India will discuss the US' trade war and its protectionist trade policy when President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said today." 
Jul 25, 2018
15:48 (IST)
PM Modi had made the following points on the Parliament of Uganda

Our partnership will build instruments of empowerment in Africa.

Just as India and Africa fought colonialism together, we will work together for a just, representative and democratic global order that has a voice and a role for one-third of humanity that lives in Africa and India

We will keep our markets open and make it easier and more 
attractive to trade with India.

Our development partnership will be guided by your priorities. It will be on terms that will be comfortable for you, that will liberate your potential and not constrain your future.

Africa has 60% of the world's arable land, but produces just 10% of the global output. We will work with you to improve Africa's agriculture.
Jul 25, 2018
15:41 (IST)
While In Uganda, PM Modi had gifted the country a cancer therapy machine as a token of love.  President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni said that the two leaders discussed "trade, investment and tourism" in their meeting.
Jul 25, 2018
15:33 (IST)
Prime Minister will attend the BRICS Summit in South Africa. He was in Rwanda for a two-day visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister. 
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