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LIVE UPDATES: Day One of 15th BRICS Summit in South Africa

On August 22, 2023, the 15th BRICS summit kicks off in Johannesburg, South Africa. This event will be the largest-ever gathering of leaders of non-Western nations.
BRICS is a framework that unites the largest non-Western world economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
This year, 67 heads of state will attend the top-level event, while 40 countries including Kazakhstan and Cuba have expressed their desire to join the club. Among those who jumped at the opportunity to officially apply are Argentina, Turkiye, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Senegal, Algeria, Ethiopia, Iran, and Indonesia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that BRICS accounts for 31.5% of global GDP (at purchasing power parity) and represents roughly 40% of the world’s population. According to the top diplomat, this makes the organization a global influencer.
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16:59 GMT 22.08.2023
Xi: China Will Continue to Strengthen Strategic Partnership in BRICS, Promote Democratization of Int'l Relations and Multipolar World
China will continue strengthening partnership within the BRICS group, promoting democratization of international affairs and multipolar world, President Xi Jinping has said, as quoted by Commerce Minister Wang Wentao on Tuesday at the BRICS summit.
"We will continue to deepen the BRICS strategic partnership, expand the BRICS plus model, actively promote the supply of goods, deepen solidarity and cooperation with other emerging market and developing countries, promote the multipolar world and the democratization of international relations," Xi’s statement read.
16:31 GMT 22.08.2023
Any Attempt to Keep Enlarging a Security Alliance Leads Only to Security Problems - Wang Wentao
16:23 GMT 22.08.2023
Minister of Commerce of China Wang Wentao Delivers a Speech on Behalf of Xi Jinping
16:18 GMT 22.08.2023
Indian PM Modi Takes the Podium
16:17 GMT 22.08.2023
Putin Invites Participants of BRICS Business Council to Take Part In the Eastern Economic Forum, Which Starts on September 10
16:14 GMT 22.08.2023
Russia Is Ready to Work Together to Promote More Balanced Approaches to Climate Issues In the International Arena - Putin
16:12 GMT 22.08.2023
Russia Ready to Return to Grain Deal If Obligations to Moscow Really Fulfilled - Putin
16:10 GMT 22.08.2023
Putin: Russia Will Remain Reliable Supplier of Food to Africa
16:10 GMT 22.08.2023
Russia Being Deliberately Obstructed in World Market by Unlawful Western Sanctions, at the Same Time We Are Blamed for Global Food Crisis - Putin
16:08 GMT 22.08.2023
Dedollarization Among BRICS Members Irreversible - Putin
16:05 GMT 22.08.2023
16:04 GMT 22.08.2023
BRICS Has to Solve Difficult Issues Amid Market Volatility, Inflation Pressure and Irresponsible Actions of Some Countries - Putin
16:02 GMT 22.08.2023
Vladimir Putin: Over the Last Decade Mutual Investment Between BRICS States Has Increased Sixfold
15:59 GMT 22.08.2023
15:58 GMT 22.08.2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks at the BRICS Summit
15:46 GMT 22.08.2023
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks past Russian honour guards during a welcoming ceremony upon arrival at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.08.2023
Xi: China Ready to Elevate Strategic Partnership With South Africa to New Level
15:45 GMT 22.08.2023
President of Brazil Lula da Silva: BRICS Has Surpassed G7 in terms of GDP
15:06 GMT 22.08.2023
BRICS Leaders Start Delivering Their Messages
(LtoR) China's President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Russian President Vladimir Putin gather to pose for a group picture during the 10th BRICS (acronym for the grouping of the world's leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit on July 26, 2018, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.08.2023
BRICS Leaders Address Most Crucial Global and Regional Problems
14:12 GMT 22.08.2023
11:07 GMT 22.08.2023
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