South African President Chairs Extraordinary Joint BRICS Meeting on the Situation in Gaza

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South Africa to chair BRICS extraordinary joint meeting on the Middle East situation in GAZA

President Cyril Ramaphosa will, as Chair of the BRICS group of nations, convene a BRICS Extraordinary Joint Meeting on the Middle East Situation in Gaza tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 November 2023. 

Leaders of BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – will join the virtual Extraordinary Meeting with invited BRICS leaders of Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates. 

President Ramaphosa will deliver opening remarks at the BRICS Extraordinary Meeting, where member and invited states will also deliver country statements on the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres will participate in the virtual meeting, at the end of which leaders are expected to adopt a Joint Statement on the situation in the Middle East with particular reference to Gaza. 


Parts of the proceedings will be open to media, who are welcome to follow these sessions as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2023 
Platform: PresidencyZA and South Africa government digital platforms 

Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa –


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