According to the Office of the Vice President’s Director of Information, topics including global governance reform, innovation, sustainable development, and trade and investment facilitation were anticipated to be discussed at the summit.
President Bola Tinubu’s vice president, Kashim Shettima, is scheduled to travel from Abuja to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 15th BRICS Summit of Heads of State and Government.
This was announced in a statement on Monday in Abuja by Mr. Olusola Abiola, Director of Information for the Vice President’s Office. The name BRICS, which stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, is a grouping of five significant emerging and developing economies, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He stated that Shettima would attend the Summit, which is set to take place from August 22 to 24 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, with other global corporate and political leaders.
Abiola revealed that prominent world leaders such as Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa are anticipated to attend.
A total of seventy-three luminaries have been invited, including the president of the New Development Bank, the chairwoman of the African Union Commission, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The director stated that topics including global governance reform, innovation, sustainable development, and trade and investment facilitation were anticipated to be discussed at the summit.
In addition, it will keep reaching out to leaders in the global South and Africa as it focuses on trade, infrastructure development, and global geopolitics.
According to Abiola, the Vice President is traveling with a few high-ranking government officials and is anticipated to return home at the end of the week.
According to NAN, the BRICS group is responsible for about 42% of the world’s population, 30% of its land, 23% of its GDP, and 18% of its trade.
One of its core principles is the common commitment to rebuilding the world’s political, economic, and financial system on the foundations of multilateralism and international law in order to make it just, impartial, and representative.