About the 9th Parliamentary Forum Assembly
Welcome to the official website of the 9th BRICS Parliamentary Forum (BRICS PF) Assembly, held under the distinguished Chairmanship of the Republic of South Africa. This event marks a crucial moment in international collaboration and invites you to explore its profound significance.
Under the theme "Harnessing Multilateralism and Parliamentary Diplomacy to Deepen BRICS and Africa Partnership for accelerated implementation of the Africa Free-Trade Agreement," the assembly gathers lawmakers, policymakers, and visionaries from BRICS Member States. With South Africa assuming the BRICS Chairmanship, this assembly gains special importance, reflecting our commitment to inter-parliamentary ties.
Approximately 250 delegates will convene at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, shaping BRICS-Africa relations and fostering collective progress. Explore the agenda, speakers, and outcomes of this assembly, offering thought-provoking debates, strategic discussions, and cultural exchanges.
Join us in uniting diplomacy, dialogue, and collaboration to create a brighter, harmonious world.
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) partnership continues to be a beacon of global cooperation and mutual understanding. This unique alliance, representing a diverse range of nations and cultures, stands united in its commitment to enhancing diplomatic, economic, and strategic ties. Over the years, the BRICS platform has evolved into a forum that promotes shared growth, development, and solidarity among its member states.
China's Chairmanship and Vision
On January 1, 2022, China assumed the BRICS Chairmanship, marking a new phase of collaboration and innovation. Under the leadership of China's BRICS Sherpa and Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu, a series of significant events took shape. The 2022 BRICS Sherpas' Meetings paved the way for a comprehensive cooperation vision across various sectors. These meetings culminated in the successful hosting of the 14th BRICS Summit and the BRICS Business Forum on June 22, 2022. Moreover, the 8th BRICS Parliamentary Forum (PF) Assembly, hosted by Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), added a parliamentary dimension to the ongoing dialogue.
South Africa's Chairmanship and Continuity
Adhering to the principle of chairmanship rotation, South Africa took up the mantle of BRICS Chairmanship on January 1, 2023. Building upon the momentum generated during China's tenure, South Africa embraced the responsibility of preparing and hosting both the 15th BRICS Summit and the 9th BRICS PF Assembly.
The 9th BRICS PF Assembly
Under the guidance and leadership of the National Assembly (NA) Speaker, the 9th BRICS PF Assembly is poised to be an event of paramount importance. This gathering seeks to foster stronger parliamentary ties and deeper cooperation among the BRICS member states. Aligned with the overarching theme of "Harnessing Multilateralism and Parliamentary Diplomacy to Deepen BRICS and Africa Partnership for accelerated implementation of the Africa Free-Trade Agreement," this assembly aims to address critical regional and global challenges through parliamentary diplomacy.
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