Both leaders exchange views on continued coordination in multilateral bodies
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have agreed to work together to strengthen the voice of the Global South.

Meeting in Johannesburg on Wednesday (August 23, 2033), on the sidelines of the 15th BRICS Summit, they also discussed ways to deepen the India-South Africa relationship.

"Had an excellent meeting with President @CyrilRamaphosa. We discussed a wide range of issues aimed at deepening India-South Africa relations. Trade, defence and investment linkages featured prominently in our discussions. We will keep working together to strengthen the voice of the Global South as well,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter after the meeting.

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, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

According to the PMO, Prime Minister Modi and President Ramaphosa 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.

At the same time, Prime Minister Modi congratulated President Ramaphosa on the successful hosting of the BRICS Summit. Prime Minister Modi also accepted President Ramaphosa's invitation to pay a State Visit to South Africa at a mutually convenient date.