South Africa is hosting the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg from August 22 to 24, 2023. This marks the first in-person summit in four years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The BRICS Summit is an international relations conference involving the heads of state or government of the five member states: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China’s Xi Jinping, and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro will attend the summit in person. Russia’s Vladimir Putin will participate virtually.
- The summit’s agenda includes discussions on trade, investment, health, security, climate change, the digital economy, and multilateralism.
- One of the aims of the summit is to strengthen cooperation among the BRICS countries and enhance their collective role in global affairs.
Q.: The BRICS Summit is a conference attended by the leaders of which five member states?
a) United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany
b) Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
c) Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, China, South Africa
d) Belgium, Russia, India, China, South Korea
Answer: b) Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa