Beijing, 19 August 2023 (TDI): Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 15th BRICS Summit at the invitation of Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President in Johannesburg.

The 15th BRICS Summit will be held from 22 to 24 August under the theme “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism”.

This summit will be the first physical BRICS summit in more than three years and the first BRICS summit to be held in Africa in five years after 2018.

BRICS summit aims to seek strength through deepening cooperation on economy, trade, security, people-to-people exchange, and multilateralism.

Chinese President will attend the 15th BRICS Summit to discuss views to further enhance the BRICS cooperation in various fields to enhance sustainable growth.

China also wishes to increase cooperation and strengthen dialogue with African Countries and other developing countries through BRICS to focus on mutual development. It has been a significant alliance in reforming global governance and has been influencing the international stage.

President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to South Africa from 21 to 24 August to discuss regional issues and matters of mutual interest to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.

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The Chinese President will also co-chair the China-Africa Leaders’ Dialogue with the South African President. It will push bilateral cooperation to enhance China-South Africa relations for the betterment of a shared future.

Wang Wenbin, the deputy director of information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in a press conference highlighted China’s commitment to deepen the friendship and strengthen cooperation with South Africa.

Moreover, he expressed China’s wish to work and support South Africa on issues that concern both countries that will help achieve new progress in the China-Africa strategic partnership.