Modi leaves for home after concluding three-nation Africa tour

Modi leaves for home after concluding three-nation Africa tour

Modi leaves for home after concluding three-nation Africa tour

"We are concerned by the rise in unilateral measures that are incompatible with World Trade Organisation rules, and we are anxious about the impact", South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the summit's opening session on Wednesday.

The summit, which started on Wednesday and will end on Friday, is an global relations conference attended by the heads of state and government of the five member states.

"Economic and development cooperation between India and Africa have touched new heights", Modi said at the meeting, also attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazilian President Michel Temer.

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - representing about 40% of the world's population and nearly a quarter of its output, think it's time for a change in how things are done.

Zambia has been invited to attend the 10th BRICS summit under the umbrella of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) together with other countries such as Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Gabon, Rwanda and Togo.

Soon after arriving in Johannesburg from Pretoria, President Mnangagwa paid a courtesy call on President Ramaphosa.

He will participate in the two-day BRICS Summit, whose theme this year is "BRICS in Africa". While both PM Modi and Xi Jinping met at the BRICS Summit, there were reports doing the rounds that according to United States official, Beijing was quietly carrying out its activities in disputed region Doklam.

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"This surge in innovation has the potential to dramatically improve productivity and to place entire countries on a new trajectory of prosperity".

"South Africa, and Africa more broadly, can benefit from increasing exports to fast growing countries like India and China".

He handed a list of complaints to South African Public Works Minister Thilas Nxesi, who said the BRICS forum would help attract investment and create jobs. Uneven development is a common challenge. "Mr Mandela's legacy is reflected in the activities of Brics".

Mr Trump has said he is ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports, complaining that China's trade surplus with the U.S. is due to unfair currency manipulation.

"We reaffirm the centrality of the rules-based, transparent, non-discriminatory, open and inclusive multilateral trading system, as embodied in the World Trade Organization (WTO)", it said. South Africa's Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies said more business-to-business projects are needed to drive economic cooperation among BRICS countries.

He is accompanied by Minister at State House, Freedom Sikazwe and other officials.

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