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

Argentina elects a new president

With the majority of votes counted, Javier Milei won the second round of the election

The candidate of the Freedom Advances party (La Libertad Avanza) won 55.98 per cent of the vote, compared to 44.04 per cent for the candidate of the Union for the Homeland party (Unión por la Patria), Sergio Massa.

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Pakistan’s ambassador to Russia stated that Pakistan expects to join BRICS in 2024

During an interview with TASS, Pakistani ambassador to Russia Muhammad Khalid Jamali said that the country has already applied for accession

The Pakistani Ambassador, Muhammad Khalid Jamali, has stated that Pakistan has applied for membership in BRICS and expects Russia’s support in joining the alliance, with the aim of becoming a member by 2024, coinciding with Russia’s chairmanship of BRICS.

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Lula da Silva outlines Brazil’s priorities as G20 chairman

Brazil will address food security and inequality through the bioeconomy

As Brazil takes over the presidency of the G20 on December 1st, it will spearhead an innovative agenda in developing the bioeconomy, while establishing collaborative task forces to combat hunger, inequality, and climate change.

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Russia considers Brazil and India worthy candidates for permanent membership in the UN Security Council

According to the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, it is necessary to increase the representation of developing countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America in the UNSC

According to Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, if an agreement is reached on expanding the UN Security Council with permanent and non-permanent members, Russia considers India and Brazil as worthy candidates for permanent membership.

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India held its concluding G20 Presidency summit online 

Dignitaries from G20 countries delivered speeches at the event

A virtual G20 summit was held on 22 November where representatives of the G20 countries delivered speeches. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the event.

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Chinese President says China is ready to work with Russia to deepen bilateral relations

Xi Jinping meets with Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the Russian State Duma, in Beijing.

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Energy storage battery system unveiled in South Africa

South Africa’s state-owned electricity supplier has launched the largest energy storage system on the African continent

Construction of the Eskom Hex Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) began in July 2022. Sixteen months later, the system is complete and fully operational.

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Egyptian and Saudi trade ministers discussed expanding co-operation

Saudi investments in Egypt totalled $6.3bn last year

Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Ahmed Samir, recently held a productive meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Trade, Majed Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, in the presence of prominent Saudi investors.

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