BRICS News Digest for the previous week
We tell you what happened in the five countries during the week
Creation of a single BRICS payment system to be on the agenda of the group’s summit in 2024
BRICS countries will continue to expand the use of national currencies in international trade
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the creation of a single payment system using national currencies of the BRICS countries will be on the agenda of the upcoming summit of the association that will be held in Kazan, Russia.
Senate approves the Lula government’s initiative to restart work in the education and health sectors
The bill prioritises work in rural areas, in indigenous communities
The plenary session of the Brazilian Federal Senate approved Bill 4.172/2023, an executive initiative whose main objective is the resumption of work in basic education, training and health.
Russia resumes crude oil exports to Brazil
The largest shipment since 2010 was made after a two-year hiatus
Russia has resumed crude oil shipments to Brazil after a two-year hiatus, customs data of the Eurasian country and the South American giant show, as reported by Sputnik.
India and Saudi Arabia sign agreement on clean hydrogen
The MoU aims to create a common framework for energy cooperation between the two countries
India and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding on clean hydrogen and supply chains on Sunday, 8 October.
China is elected to the UN Human Rights Council for 2024-2026
This is the sixth time the country has joined the Council
The UN General Assembly has elected a new composition of the Human Rights Council.
Africa Oil Week starts in South Africa
South Africa’s Deputy President Paul Mashatile delivered the opening keynote address
Africa Oil Week kicked off at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Tuesday, 10 October.
Xi Jinping to attend Beijing “Belt and Road” Forum
During the opening of the international forum, the Chinese President will deliver a speech and hold a banquet for the participants of the meeting
On Wednesday, 11 October, the Chinese government announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Third “Belt and Road” Forum for International Cooperation to be held in Beijing on 17-18 October.