BRICS News Digest for the previous week
Russian Federation supports Algeria's intention to join the BRICS group
The country expects to join the group in 2023
Russian Chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko has met with the Chairman of the Algerian Council of the Nation, Salah Goudjil, in Algiers. She also met with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Matviyenko noted that Russia supports the African country's intention to join the BRICS bloc.
Xi Jinping to visit Moscow by next week
Putin invited Xi Jinping to come to Moscow in the spring of 2023
Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit Moscow as early as next week, as reported by Reuters.
SCO energy ministers declare importance of new fuels
Online meeting of SCO energy ministers was held as part of India's presidency of the organization
Energy ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries adopted a joint statement following an online meeting on Tuesday, recognising the critical role of new fuels and calling for closer cooperation in joint projects, said Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, as reported by TAAS.
Russian direct regular flights to China are resumed
Active re-establishment of links suspended during the pandemic continues
A Russian airline is resuming scheduled flights to the Celestial Empire: Irkutsk-Beijing and Novosibirsk-Urumqi. According to the carrier, flights will resume on 27 May, as reported by TASS.
G20 Education Working Group discusses the future of work and innovation
The seminar was held at Khalsa College Amritsar
Delegates of the G20 Working Group on Education on Wednesday, 15 March, discussed the future of innovation at a seminar with a focus on developing linkages among countries for equitable development.
Lula invites 20 parliamentarians to accompany him on trip to China
The President will travel to the Asian socialist country at the end of the month
The government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has invited 20 members of the Brazilian Congress to join the official delegation that will travel to China between 26 and 30 March, as reported by Brasil247, a partner of TV BRICS.
Russia's foreign trade turnover grew by 8.1 per cent in 2022
Russia's trade surplus reaches $332.4 billion, up 66.6 per cent
Russia's foreign trade increased by 8.1 percent year-on-year to $850.5 billion in 2022, as reported by Xinhua News Agency, a partner of TV BRICS., citing the Russian Federal Customs Service.
South African medical company is launching an innovative wireless ultrasound device
The device, which is a 3-in-1 ultrasound transducer, can scan the entire body in any environment
A South African investment holding company aimed at bringing innovative technology to the African medical industry through its investments has launched its wireless ultrasound solution, as reported by Pretoria News, a partner of TV BRICS.
Brazil's National Congress to consider Da Silva's proposed initiatives on women's rights
Provisions to be adopted have been referred to the Federal Senate for consideration
The country's Congress intends to consider the initiatives announced by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on International Women's Day on 8 March. All of them affect the interests of women, as reported by Prensa Latina, a partner of TV BRICS