SPIEF 2018 to Discuss New Areas of Cooperation with BRICS
The first day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Business Programme will host a panel session New Directions For Trade, Economic And Investment Partnerships With The BRICS Countries. Business community representatives will discuss priorities of the Republic of South Africa chairmanship in the association. The session participants will raise issues of digital economy and transport infrastructure development, youth and women’s entrepreneurship support, collaboration in lowering administrative barriers and enhancing cooperation with the New Development Bank (NDB).
During the event, the experts will share best practices and discuss new opportunities for implementing joint projects both in the BRICS countries and on the African continent.
Sergey Katyrin, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation will moderate the session.
“The paramount task for BRICS is to continue strengthening efforts aimed at solving international issues in the spirit of unity, mutual understanding and trust. The prospects for cooperation and joint efforts of the BRICS member states will be discussed at the SPIEF 2018. I am confident that this will give momentum to further development of a fruitful dialogue on key world issues”, said Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation.
The discussion will continue at the BRICS business forum, which will take place on 25 July in Johannesburg and will focus on cooperation with developing countries to enhance inclusive growth.
To recap, the BRICS and SCO summits in 2020 will be held in Chelyabinsk, in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No.110 On The Organizational Committee for the Preparation and Presidency of the Russian Federation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2019-2020 and in the BRICS Association in 2020.