Dr Iqbal Survé, outgoing chairperson of the BRICS Business Council (the South African Chapter) has applauded the successful efforts of the chapter. The South African chapter of the Business Council held a successful annual meeting in KwaZulu Natal earlier in the year.
Dr Survé described the opportunity of hosting of the BRICS Business Council as a ‘honour and privilege’ both for South Africa and him.
The outgoing chair said in a statement, “during this time, we have worked collaboratively to build the BRICS Business Council and have developed close ties with our colleagues in the BRICS countries, as a result.”
Survé thanked all outgoing members of the South Africa BRICS Business Council for their commitment and dedication to serving their country through the Council.
Survé said: “We have been party to many successes in the BRICS Business Council such as the MOU on Strategic Cooperation with the New Development Bank signed in 2017; the ongoing and important discussions in relation to the BRICS Credit Rating Agency; the New International Payment System (NIPS); the Roadmap on Cooperation in Eliminating Trade Barriers and the proposed BRICS Business Women’s Alliance, referred to in the Johannesburg Declaration.
“These are but a few of the important initiatives that have arisen directly within the framework of the BRICS Business Council.”
According to the outgoing chair, most the newly established institutions are a result of the newly reconstituted Council in collaboration with the Council Chapters, through nine working groups that constitute the engine of the BRICS Business council.
Source: Africa News Agency (ANA)