BRICS News Digest for the previous week



BRICS News Digest for the previous week

We tell you what happened in the five countries during the week

BRICS lawyers sign the Johannesburg Declaration on Legal Co-operation

More than 10 speakers from the Russian Federation took part in the discussion

More than two hundred legal practitioners from the BRICS countries signed a declaration that enshrines their common desire for legal co-operation.

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Brazil officially elected as host country for COP-30

The decision was taken by consensus at the plenary session of COP-28

On Monday, 11 December, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Brazil has been officially confirmed as host country for the 30th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2025 (COP-30).

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Vladimir Putin congratulates citizens on the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution

Constitution Day is celebrated in the Russian Federation on 12 December

This year Russia celebrates the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, which became the basic law of the state and a symbol of freedom and democracy.

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India plans to build 71 new airports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured infrastructure development at all airports in the country

India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, announced plans to construct 71 new airports in addition to the existing 149 airports across the country. 

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China determines economic priorities for 2024

The annual economic work conference was held in Beijing

The annual economic work conference was held in Beijing from 11 to 12 December to set priorities for 2024.

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Cyril Ramaphosa speak at a plenary session on science, technology and innovation in South Africa

He noted that the potential of science, technology and innovation to modernise and expand South Africa’s productive sectors is enormous

South Africa’s Head of State, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed the first Presidential Plenary on Science, Technology and Innovation. 

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UAE adopts final document on 28th UN climate conference

South Africa emphasised the need for a balanced approach to addressing climate challenges

At the COP-28 summit on Wednesday, the participating countries approved the final document that calls for an end to the use of fossil fuels by 2050. 

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India agrees on a collaborative approach in AI for healthcare and agriculture

Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence summit concludes in New Delhi

Member countries of the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) today agreed to jointly develop applications for the health and agriculture sectors.

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