BRICS News Digest for the previous week



BRICS News Digest for the previous week

We tell you about what happened in economics, politics, culture, science and education in the countries of the association

Brazil to prepare a new education bill

It is planned to allocate at least 10% of the country’s GDP to the education sector

In the final document of the national conference on education in Brazil, it will be proposed to cancel the new system of secondary education.

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Sergey Lavrov: BRICS is capable of shaping the global agenda

The Russian Foreign Minister emphasised that cooperation in the group is based on the principles of mutual respect

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressed the participants of the first meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas, which is being held in Moscow from 30 January to 1 February in the year of Russia’s chairmanship in the group.

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India’s Finance Ministry: The country’s economy to grow by 7 per cent in the next financial year

This forecast has been made on the basis of strong domestic demand

The Indian economy will grow at around seven per cent in the financial year 2024-25. This was stated in the Finance Ministry’s monthly review report.

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China to allocate 30 million yuan to rebuild landslide-hit areas

Currently, 918 people from 223 families have been evacuated

Chinese authorities have allocated 30 million yuan, or about 4.22 million dollars, to reconstruct infrastructure and restore the work of basic public institutions in the areas of Yunnan province in south-west China, which a week ago suffered from a landslide.

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Tourist traffic to South Africa doubles in 2023

8.5 million people visited the country

Between January and December 2023, the number of international travellers arriving in South Africa was 8.5 million.

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The Egyptian President issued a decree about the improvement of the quality of higher education in the county

He instructed to support existing and new initiatives in the field of higher education

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour held a meeting on Saturday.

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Iran introduces visa-free travelling for citizens of more than 30 countries around the world

The move was part of an initiative aimed at boosting tourism

“Citizens of more than 30 contries will no longer need visas to travel to Iran from 4 February. Instead, they will be able to simply purchase a ticket to visit the country,” Deputy Foreign Minister Alireza Bigdeli said.

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South Africa and Saudi Arabia intend to increase bilateral trade and investments

Business Council meeting emphasised the potential of economic relations between the countries

Participants of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Business Council meeting in Pretoria emphasised the potential of bilateral economic ties.

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