Dr Survé sets stage for BRICS in Joburg

Published 24 July 2018, by Given Majola 

DURBAN – The BRICS Business Council’s annual report will be submitted to the BRICS heads of state on Thursday during the 10th BRICS Summit to be held in Johannesburg from tomorrow.

BRICS Business Council chairperson Dr Iqbal Survé announced this at the council’s plenary session, following the signing of the report reviewing the programme of work during the preceding period and the recommendations made by the chairpersons of the council’s chapters, at the sixth BRICS Business Council annual meeting held in Durban on Sunday and yesterday.

The meeting was attended by more than 400 representatives from the business communities of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as well as representatives from strategic partners such as the New Development Bank (NDB).

Chinese chapter chairperson Captain Xu Lirong said the focus areas for the council would include the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the NDB and substantive co-operation in the working groups, especially on regional aviation and the digital economy, and the alleviation of administrative barriers to trade and investment.

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