South African President Jacob Zuma arrived on Saturday morning in Goa for the BRICS Summit in the coastal state where heads of member nations besides BIMSTEC countries will be participating. Zuma was received at INS Hansa airbase by Union Minister of State for Ministry of External Affairs V K Singh. The President was later taken by road to a five star hotel at Benaulim where he would be attending the Summit.
The 8th BRICS Summit is themed on “Building Responsive, Inclusive and collective solutions.” Zuma became the first head of the state to arrive for the two-day event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the host of the summit, arrived on Friday night. Modi was received by Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza. He later went to the resort in South Goa’s Benaulim village where the summit is scheduled.