BRICS | Summit in South Africa :Brics States: New Power Against the West?
From Tuesday, the Brics countries will meet in Johannesburg. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa want to become an alternative to the G7.
Starting this Tuesday, the five Bric countries will meet in Johannesburg. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa want to work together to counterbalance the West
The airspace above the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg is closed to commercial aircraft – only those who can show an invitation or, as a media representative, accreditation can get to the site of the event. Hundreds of police officers are appointed for duty.
A total of 67 heads of state and government have been invited to the Brics summit in Johannesburg, and most will probably come. But one will definitely be missing: Vladimir Putin.
Arrest warrant: Putin only present via video conference
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against the Russian President for alleged war crimes in Ukraine. In South Africa he would have been arrested. Instead, he sends Sergei Lavrov and takes part in the summit virtually himself.
That won’t suit him, says Brics expert Professor William Gumede from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Because it’s about, among other things, the possible admission of new members and thus a strengthening of a community against the West.
Brics countries want to change the existing world order
Brics are the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. They aim at nothing less than an end to the existing world order. And host South Africa is rolling out the red carpet for it.
Founded in 2009, the Brics Group was initially considered a loose, largely symbolic merger of unequal economies, an alliance of convenience with little weight.benefit.”
Five Brics countries are responsible for a quarter of global economic output
“In this respect, the war brought new life to the group,” Gumede said. Today, the Brics states claim an important role and see themselves as the “voice of the global south” in a world that, from their point of view, should no longer be dominated by the western states.