South African’s National Liberation Movement
SUCCESSFUL BRICS SUMMIT REAFFIRMS THE CENTRALITY OF THE FREEDOM CHARTER
The recent 15th BRICS summit in Johannesburg successfully promoted the mutually accelerated growth, sustainable development, and inclusive multilateralism of BRICS and Africa. The summit was held under the theme of “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism.” The summit emphasized the maxim of the Freedom Charter, “There Shall be Peace and Friendship!” President Cyril Ramaphosa demonstrated this maxim with great emphasis.
The Freedom Charter emphasizes the importance of South Africa being an independent state that respects the sovereignty of all nations while promoting world peace through negotiation.
A democratic South Africa will not align with military blocs, and equal rights for all will foster peace and friendship. The ANC-led government has paved the way for a multi-polar world, prioritizing the interests of citizens and ensuring a sustainable future.
With global transitions and crises, a more just and inclusive global governance system is urgently needed.
The outcomes of the BRICS conference reaffirm the ANC’s commitment to an international order that safeguards our common interests and belongs to the progressive family of nations.
The BRICS outcomes are encouraging as they promote the primacy of inclusive multilateralism. South Africa can leverage its membership within BRICS to advance common development goals with other BRICS countries and the world, particularly the African continent.
The summit’s declaration reaffirms our commitment to putting people first by promoting peace, a more representative, fairer international order, a reinvigorated and reformed multilateral system, sustainable development, and inclusive growth. This outlook is consistent with the ANC’s advocacy of a better Africa and world.
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