President Yoweri Museveni is set to attend the 10th BRICS Summit that is seeking to strengthen the relationship between trade member states and African countries.
Museveni accompanied by the First Lady and minster of education and sports Janet Kataha Museveni arrived in south Africa and they were yesterday received by South African Minister for Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu together with the Ugandan delegation led by Sam Kuteesa Minister.
President Museveni will address the BRICS Africa Outreach and hold bilateral meetings with other heads of state as they seek to adopt the adopting ‘Johannesburg declaration’.
BRICS Summit is an international relations conference attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states including Michel Temer of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Vladimir Putin of the Russia Federation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Republic of India, Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa.
The summit will be held under the theme “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, chosen by South Africa that is chairing it.
The BRICS leaders will today have time to interact with African leaders during the BRICS Africa Outreach on how best they can bring about “inclusive growth” and “shared prosperity”.
South Africa will remain Chair of BRICS until December 31, 2018. The 10th BRICS Summit will culminate into the adoption of the “Johannesburg declaration” which will include joint commitments for the year ahead and the next Chair will be the Republic of Brazil.
South Africa has proposed the following adoption at the Summit: establishment of a working group on peacekeeping, establishment of a vaccine research center for collaboration with BRICS vaccine innovation and development partners intended to be a physical research center focused on research and development and vaccine innovation.
They aim at establishing BRICS tourism track of cooperation, leveraging the strategy for BRICS economic partnership towards the pursuit of inclusive growth and advancing the 4th industrial revolution to foster discussions to address opportunities provided by the fourth industrial revolution.
African Heads of State confirmed to attend the Summit include: His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Republic of Gabon, His Excellency João Manuel Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola, His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency Faure Essozimma Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo, and His Excellency Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda.