BRICS publication to launch in SA
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
PRETORIA – A BOOK about the BRICS, the bloc consisting of the five biggest emerging economies in the world, will be launched in South Africa on Friday.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation will jointly host the event with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Pretoria.
All BRICS countries will be represented at the launch of the publication that consists of a compilation of 13 peer-reviewed papers by BRICS academics along with keynote addresses and full text of the Recommendations of the Fifth BRICS Academic Forum, the Declaration on the Establishment of the BRICS Think Tanks Council and the eThekwini Declaration of the Fifth BRICS Summit.
BRICS members are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Clayson Monyela, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson, said as co-chairs of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) over the next three years, South Africa and China will also use the event to reflect on FOCAC affairs and implementation of the Beijing Declaration and the Beijing Action Plan (2013 – 2015) of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the FOCAC, thereby injecting new impetus to the development of China – Africa relations and elevating the New Type of China – Africa Strategic Partnership to a higher level.
“South Africa and China share a sound political relationship which can be used better to lay the basis for implementing South Africa’s economic objectives.
“As much as China has become South Africa’s single largest trading partner in the world and South Africa, China’s largest trading partner in Africa, there is a need to work towards operationalising critical areas that have been identified in achieving South Africa’s economic objectives,” he said.
– CAJ News
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