SA President warns BRICS Governing Parties of nationalism

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa warned BRICS governing parties gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria of the dangers of nationalism. This he did on Tuesday in the opening of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) political dialogue. Ramaphosa further said that BRICS should work towards multilateralism.

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“Notwithstanding our individual national interests, our presence here today confirms that we are indeed internationalist in outlook. We must be concerned about and seek actively to reverse the rise of narrow and extreme nationalism which is taking root in some parts of the world,” Ramaphosa said.

“What we ought never to forget regarding this is that when extreme nationalism rises, so does that potential for one country or a small group of countries to arrogate to themselves the right to determine the fate of the entire world.”


Source: African News Agency 

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