#BricsSummit: Heads of states come together for investment

By Ashley Lechman Time of article published Jul 26, 2018

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JOHANNESBURG - The second day of the Brics Summit 2018 got off to a smooth start with President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering an address to the delegates present at the summit. 

Ramaphosa was joined by the Brics heads of government as well to deliver their addresses. 

Ramaphosa told the 10th summit of the group on the first day of the summit that the agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area, which provides access to a market of over 1 billion people and a combined GDP of over $3 trillion, presented opportunities for Brics countries, some of whom had extensive experience in infrastructure development and were leaders in education and skills development.

"Intra-Brics cooperation has been gaining momentum in areas such as finance, agriculture, trade, combating transnational crime, science and technology, health, education, security and academic dialogue," Ramaphosa said.

President of China, Xi Jinping was the first president to address the delegates at the summit. 

Jinping said, "The future of #Brics is in the hands of our people, let us work together for lasting peace and prosperity in the world. We need to have more people to people exchanges and institutionalize those exchanges. We must safeguard peace and security in the world and remain committed to the UN Charter."

Brazilian president, Michel Temer now addressing the #BRICSsummit #BRICS2018 #BRICSSUmmit #BRICSZA #BRICS @IOL @IndyMediaSA pic.twitter.com/YfAl05mGfb

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Russian president, Vladimir Putin - "BRICS has a unique play in the global market." #BRICSsummit #BRICSBF2018 #BRICS #BRICSZA #BRICSsummit #BRICS2018

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President Temer said it is key to remain up to date in an ever changing world. Says Brazil is working on secondary education reform. This is to enable young people to engage with the changing world out there. #BRICS #BRICSZA

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Russian president, Vladimir Putin will now deliver his address at the #BRICSSummit #BRICS2018 #BRICSSUmmit #BRICSZA #BRICS @BRICS_10 @IOL @IndyMediaSA pic.twitter.com/1iJCPF46qx

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Russian president, Vladimir Putin - "I support the initiatives of the BRICS Business council." #BRICS #BRICSBF2018 #BRICS #BRICSZA #BRICSsummit #BRICS2018

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President Putin : It is very important to guarantee the safety of business and citizens. in 2017 trade with #BRICS bloc grew by 30%. Recently activities of the BRICS Bank has increased and support creation of regional banks. #BRICSZA

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Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi of India - 'We need to discuss how we can prepare ourselves for the Fourth Industrial Revolution." #BRICS2018 #BRICSSUmmit #BRICSZA #BRICS

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of India, said, "We need to make changes in our policies in order for our youth to be

prepared for the future and have the skills to work in the Fourth

Industrial Revolution. We need to ensure that our youth will be prepared for the jobs that do not exist yet. "

Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi of India- "Tech inventions can help in service delivery." #BRICS2018 #BRICSSUmmit #BRICSZA #BRICS

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of India – “India wants to work along with BRICS countries in the area of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is important that we share knowledge on this.” #BRICSBF2018 #BRICS #BRICSZA #BRICSsummit #BRICS2018

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