South Africa: Business Forum in advantage at BRICS summit

Johannesburg – the holding of a Business Forum, with the participation of at least 200 delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, marked Wednesday the first day of the 10th Summit of BRICS.

The forum emerges as an opportunity for businessmen from member states to consolidate strategies, hence the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, demand the adoption of a road map on the opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution.

“I look forward to the concrete proposals made for the Summit consideration. Equally important are the discussions on BRICS-Africa cooperation,” he said.

On the first day of work, the presidents of South Africa and China appreciated the efforts of the BRICS and challenged the recent proposals of the Government of the United States of America, aimed at

worsening tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

At this summit, South Africa proposed five central themes for adoption: a peacekeeping working group; a center for research and research on vaccines; the BRICS Women’s Forum; promote the BRICS

partnership in the 4th Industrial Revolution and the creation of a BRICS tourism cooperation channel.

The 10th BRICS Summit was a “landmark” in the cooperation of these countries, “because it represents a decade of cooperation at the highest level.

The South African authorities also invited President Hage Geingob of Namibia, the Heads of State of Gabon, Ali Bongo of Angola, JoAPound oLourenco of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and Rwanda, Paul Kagame.

Likewise, all Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were invited.

To these should be joined the President of Argentina, Mauricio Marci, who chairs the G8, and Turkey’s Recep Erdogan were also invited to the three-day summit as representatives of the emerging economies in the framework of the “Brics Plus”.

Source: Angola Press News Agency