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South Africa rules out the default format of the upcoming BRICS summit

South Africa rules out the default format of the upcoming BRICS summit

PRETORIA, July 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed today that the BRICS summit scheduled for August in Johannesburg will be held in person.

We will hold a physical BRICS summit, “it will not be virtual.” We are all committed to having a meeting where we can look each other in the eye,” said the South African president.

He added that preparations for the summit meeting of the heads of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are continuing, and we are in the process of finalizing our discussions regarding the appropriate format.

In his comment, the president made no mention of the expected presence of Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, who has an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which Moscow has called false, baseless and politically motivated.

South Africa, as a signatory to the Rome Statute, is committed to complying with the mandates of the International Criminal Court.

In this regard, the South African government announced at the end of April that it was considering a legislative amendment that would amend the Rome Statute, specifically the provisions of Article 98, which requires the waiver of immunities for persons accused by the ICC from third countries. • Where there is no referral from the UN Security Council.

To this end, and according to what has been said, South Africa will take as a guiding case the manner in which the United Kingdom has adapted the Statute to incorporate the provisions of Article 98.

The next 15th BRICS summit will be held from August 22-24 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg.

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