Source: The New Age
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Thursday praised President Jacob Zuma for using the fifthBrazil,
A Brics leaders'
"The Brics' leaders have undertaken to take their cooperation forward to support Africa's efforts to accelerate the diversification and modernisation of its economies through infrastructure development, knowledge exchange and support for increased access to technology, enhanced capacity-building and investment in human capital, within the framework of the AU and New Economic Partnership for
Nkoana-Mashabane pointed out strides which had been made as "human rights and gender" were for the first time included in the summit outcomes.
She said the proposed New Development Bank and $100bn (R930bn) reserve would help "Brics strengthen financial stability". The Brics' chairpersonship was ceded to
"Brics reaffirmed their support for sustainable development, as well as industrial development, job creation, skills development, food and nutrition security and poverty eradication and development in
"Brics leaders expressed commitment to peace and security in