South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor, will host the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations Meeting in Cape Town on June 1, 2023. The meeting aims to enhance diplomatic relationships and encourage cooperation among participating nations, including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The mid-term meeting provides a platform for Foreign Ministers to engage in discussions on regional and global developments.
Dr. Pandor, the Chair of the BRICS Ministerial Meeting, is dedicated to promoting inclusive engagement. She has extended invitations for a “Friends of BRICS” meeting on June 2, 2023, to 15 Foreign Ministers from African nations and the global south, including Argentina, Chile, and Indonesia. Through this initiative, Dr. Pandor seeks to facilitate a dialogue that encompasses a broader range of perspectives and experiences, fostering understanding and collaboration among all participating nations.
Preparations and Media Coverage
Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas will convene on May 29-30, 2023, to ensure that all necessary preparations are in place for the primary event. With anticipation building for a successful summit, the media’s interest in the proceedings is expected to be significant. Journalists who wish to cover the meeting are required to register with designated contacts at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation by May 26, 2023.
Media outlets are advised to send no more than two representatives to the event due to space restrictions. This limitation is implemented to accommodate a diverse array of media houses, allowing for comprehensive and wide-reaching coverage of the summit and its outcomes.
Inclusive Diplomacy for a Connected Future
The BRICS Ministerial Meeting and the “Friends of BRICS” gathering in Cape Town embody the spirit of inclusive diplomacy that underpins global efforts to address pressing concerns and work towards a more connected, prosperous future. In a world fraught with challenges, it is essential for nations to engage in collaborative efforts and foster international ties. This summit serves as a testament to the importance of these joint endeavors.
Addressing Global Issues
As the summit unfolds, participating nations are expected to share insights and develop strategies to address pressing global issues such as economic inequality, climate change, and global health challenges. Through this inclusive diplomatic approach, the BRICS Ministerial Meeting and the “Friends of BRICS” gathering aim to facilitate greater understanding, cooperation, and collaboration among nations, highlighting the importance of working together to build a brighter, more equitable future for all.