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Kagame in South Africa for BRICS Summit

by Jean de la Croix Tabaro
5:47 pm

President Paul Kagame upon arrival in South Africa

President Paul Kagame and current chairman of the African Union has arrived in South Africa to participate at the BRICS Leaders’ Summit on July 27.

BRICS is an acronym for the grouping of the world’s leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The BRICS Leaders’ Summit is convened annually with discussions representing spheres of political and socio-economic coordination, in which member countries have identified several business opportunities, economic complementarities and areas of cooperation.

The meeting intends to deepen, broaden and intensify relations within the grouping and among the individual countries for more sustainable, equitable and mutually beneficial development.

The host, President Cyril Ramaphosa will give the opening remarks.

Other participants include Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of Popular Republic of China Xi Jinping who were in Rwanda this week.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is also at the meeting which is taking place in Gauteng Province city with a unique cultural and social legacy.

This year’s’ theme is BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

The theme, reads part of the communiqué from the organization’s website, is reflective of the core priorities of each one of the BRICS members, notably to strive towards the creation of an inclusive society and global partnerships that will bring prosperity to all humankind.