PM Modi to visit to Rwanda, Uganda; to attend BRICS Summit in South Africa next week

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The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday announced the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa from July 23-27.

The prime minister will first stop in Rwanda for a two-day visit, the first by an Indian prime minister, T S Tirumurti, secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA, told reporters at a briefing. He will also attend the BRICS Summit in South Africa.

India is expected to sign a defence cooperation agreement during the visit, he said.

The prime minister will then visit Uganda from July 24-25, where he will address the Ugandan Parliament apart from holding delegation-level talks, Tirumurti said.

On the final leg of his trip, Modi will go to South Africa where he will attend the BRICS Summit during which a host of global issues, including those related to international peace and security will be discussed.

BRICS comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

(With PTI inputs)

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