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BRICS Summit: Presidents of Brazil and China Arrive



presidents of Brazil and China arrived for the BRICS Summit

The presidents of Brazil and China arrived for the BRICS Summit, setting the stage for discussions on economic cooperation.

President Lula da Silva and Rosangela “Janja” da Silva (his wife) landed just before the summit’s launch on Monday. According to Africa News, China’s President Xi Jinping joined them, touching down on the same day.

Footage captured President Xi Jinping’s arrival at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport, where South African President Cyril Ramaphosa warmly greeted him.

This visit is President Xi’s second international trip this year. It emphasises China’s commitment to strengthening diplomatic and economic bonds with Africa.

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The summit, themed “BRICS and Africa,” will convene the leaders of Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and Russia’s top diplomat from August 22 to 24.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attendance raised questions due to his International Criminal Court status regarding the Ukraine conflict. However, his participation has been confirmed, demonstrating South Africa’s stance.

A pivotal topic is the potential expansion of BRICS membership. African nations like Algeria, Egypt, and Ethiopia are eager to join the bloc, revealing BRICS’s growing global influence.

With 69 countries invited, including all African states, the summit holds significant potential for shaping future economic collaborations.

BRICS seeks to counterbalance Western economic dominance. They account for 23 per cent of the world’s GDP and represent 42 per cent of the global population.


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