Published 23 July 2018, by a staff reporter
DURBAN – The 6th BRICS Business Council Annual Meeting was held in Durban, South Africa on 22 and 23 July 2018.
The meeting was attended by over 400 representatives from the business communities of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as well as representatives from strategic partners such as the New Development Bank. As the principal meeting of the business community within BRICS, the holding of an Annual Meeting, is one of the key annual deliverables of the BRICS Business Council.
During its deliberations, the BRICS Business Council recognised the achievements and progress the Council had made over the past year and analysed the opportunities and challenges facing the emerging economies. The five BRICS countries reinforced their ongoing commitment and agreed on the importance of ensuring greater economic, trade and investment ties amongst the BRICS countries.
The Annual Meeting was presided over by Dr Iqbal Survé, Chairman of the BRICS Business Council and founder and Chairman of the Sekunjalo Group. Mr. Paulo Cesar De Souza e Silva, Chairman of the Brazilian Chapter and Chairman of EMBRAER, Mr. Sergey Katyrin, Chairman of the Russian Chapter and Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Mr. Onkar Kanwar, Chairman of the Indian Chapter and Managing Director of Apollo Tyres Ltd., Captain Xu Lirong, Chairman of the Chinese Chapter and Chairman of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Ltd, were present at the meeting.
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