Thursday, July 26, 2018
Brics Leaders Agree to More Citizen Co-operation in Areas Other than Economics
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA — the five Brics nations — have agreed to a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin that co-operation be extended at people-to-people level to promote co-operation and make the community more inclusive
>"We should urge all parties to fully observe collectively adopted international rules, and we should treat all countries as equals regardless of their size," Xi said while addressing a business forum at the 10th BRICS summit
The BRICS Summit comes at a time when the purpose and existence of the multilateral system, European Union and military alliances is being questioned even by the proponents, creating a vacuum; China seeks to “lead the reform of the global governance system with the concept of fairness and justice”; and, India aims to be a third pole of the emerging world order, as a rule-maker and not a rule-taker
The 10th BRICS summit kicked off on Wednesday morning with a plenary session moderated by Lerato Mataboge, the deputy director general of the Department of Trade and Industry at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg.