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 health action plans presented in Geneva

The event was attended by all BRICS+ members

The 154th session of the WHO Executive Board is taking place in Geneva from 22 to 27 January.

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Brazil’s president emphasised the importance of advanced industrial policies for the country’s development

Lula da Silva announced a new plan aimed at neo-industrialising the country

On Monday, 22 January, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced the New Industry of Brazil (NIB) plan, a policy that involves an investment of R$300 billion (US$60,12 billion) until 2026 that aims to neo-industrialise the country.

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Vladimir Putin invites Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the BRICS summit in Kazan

Russian head of state said this at the ceremony of the beginning of pouring the first concrete into the foundation of power unit No. 4 of the Egyptian nuclear power plant El Dabaa

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to attend the XVI BRICS summit to be held in Kazan in October 2024.

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The Prime Minister of India has congratulated the nation on Republic Day

Major celebrations are being held in the country on this day

On Friday, 26 January, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the nation on the 75th Republic Day. 

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China plans to invest $3.5 bn in Brazil’s mining industry

This project is at the licensing stage

Brazil and China are deepening their relations. 

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South Africa will favour the development of the African Continental Free Trade Area within the BRICS framework

The country’s finance minister said that the development of AfCFTA and the expansion of the BRICS bloc are the two important developments for the South African economy this year

South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana pledged that South Africa would uphold the core principles of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in the enlarged BRICS group of developing countries.

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Brazilian President to visit Egypt and Ethiopia in February

Lula da Silva intends to meet with representatives of the African Union

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will resume his international activities next month.

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Sergey Lavrov: India is very interested in the development of the Northern Sea Route

Currently, trade relations between India and Russia are conducted through the Suez Canal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov emphasised at a press conference following the UN Security Council meeting that Moscow considers the development of a North-South corridor to connect India and Russia.

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