The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the South African Institute of International Affairs invite the media to a Speaker’s Meeting to be addressed by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers. The meeting will focus on BRICS in Africa: Working towards the realisation of the African Aspirations.
The meeting will provide a platform for Deputy Minister Landers to highlight the importance of South Africa’s participation in BRICS and the benefits therein. The Deputy Minister will also use this meeting as a vehicle to cultivate citizen buy-in into BRICS activities and to profile South Africa’s role as Chair of BRICS.
The Speaker’s Meeting is one of the build-up events to the 10th BRICS Summit taking place at the Sandton International Convention Centre from 25 to 27 July 2018. South Africa assumed the role of chair of BRICS on 1 January 2018 and will remain in this position until 31 December 2018.
Source: Government of South Africa