Cape Town, 10 March 2023 (TDI): South Africa will host the 15th BRICS Summit from 22 to 24 in Johannesburg, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday while addressing the members of parliament.

Through its chairship, South Africa will work with its partners to advance the African agenda for growth, development, and integration.

President Cyril Ramaphosa made the remarks while updating Parliament on state capability for economic recovery on Thursday in Cape Town.

BRICS 2023 Summit

South Africa is chairing the BRICS group of countries in 2023 under the theme: “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism”.

South Africa will host the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, and China at the 15th BRICS Summit from 22 to 24 August 2023.

President Ramaphosa also added, “As part of our strategic intent to further advance the African development agenda within the BRICS group, we are inviting several other African leaders to the summit.”

He directed that the priorities that during the summit is to build a partnership between BRICS and Africa to unlock mutually beneficial opportunities for increased trade, investment, and infrastructure development.

Through the partnership, Africa will get an opportunity to generate economic growth, particularly through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and infrastructure.

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President Ramaphosa also added that another strategic priority is strengthening multilateralism, including working toward real reform of global governance institutions and strengthening the meaningful participation of women in peace processes.

He also added that the member countries agree that the United Nations (UN) must remain at the center of multilateralism and make reforms to be effective and representative of the global community.

The relationship between BRICS and African countries can promote people-to-people contact, especially among youths, in addition, the cooperation also enhances travel and tourism of the continent, said President Ramaphosa.