Parliament, Monday, 05 September 2022 – The National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, will tomorrow lead a multi-party Parliamentary delegation to the 8th BRICS Parliamentary Forum (BRICS PF) virtual meeting.

The theme of the meeting is ‘Leveraging the role of the legislature to foster high-quality BRICS partnership’.

The meeting will be hosted by the National People’s Congress of China as they are currently Chairing the BRICS and South Africa is the next in line to host the 9th BRICS PF in 2023.

The Brics Parliamentary Forum is constituted by the National Congress of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Parliament of the Republic of India, the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, and the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.

It was founded, among other things, to strengthen and promote contacts at the leadership level of chambers, committees and groups of parliamentarians; perform inter-parliamentary exchanges and hold regular expert consultations; and create and develop new inter-parliamentary cooperation mechanisms.

DETAILS OF THE MEETING ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Date: 6 September 2022

Time: 14:00

Venue: Virtual Platform

 ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 
Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo