BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 25/27 JULY 2018

10TH BRICS SUMMIT

JOHANNESBURG DECLARATION

I. PREAMBLE

1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian

Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South

Africa, met from 25 - 27 July 2018 in Johannesburg, at the 10th BRICS Summit. The 10th BRICS

Summit, as a milestone in the history of BRICS, was held under the theme “BRICS in Africa:

Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

2. We are meeting on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and we

recognise his values, principles and dedication to the service of humanity and acknowledge

his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of the

culture of peace throughout the world.

3. We commend South Africa for the Johannesburg Summit thrust on development, inclusivity

and mutual prosperity in the context of technology driven industrialisation and growth.

4. We, the Heads of State and Government, express satisfaction regarding the achievements of

BRICS over the last ten years as a strong demonstration of BRICS cooperation toward the

attainment of peace, harmony and shared development and prosperity, and deliberated on

ways to consolidate them further.

We reaffirm our commitment to the principles of mutual respect, sovereign equality, democracy, inclusiveness and strengthened collaboration. As we build upon the successive BRICS Summits, we further commit ourselves to enhancing our strategic partnership for the benefit of our people through the promotion of peace, a fairer international order, sustainable development and inclusive growth, and to strengthening the three-pillar-driven cooperation in the areas of economy, peace and security and people-to-people exchanges.

6. We recommit ourselves to a world of peace and stability, and support the central role of the United Nations, the purposes and principles enshrined in the UN Charter and respect for international law, promoting democracy and the rule of law. We reinforce our commitment to upholding multilateralism and to working together on the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as we foster a more representative, democratic, equitable, fair and just international political and economic order.

7. We reiterate our determination to work together to strengthen multilateralism and the rule of law in international relations, and to promote a fair, just, equitable, democratic and representative international order.

8. We recommit our support for multilateralism and the central role of the United Nations in international affairs and uphold fair, just and equitable international order based on the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, respect for international law, promoting democracy and the rule of law in international relations, and to address common traditional and non-traditional security challenges.

9. We welcome the hosting of the BRICS-Africa Outreach and second BRICS Plus Cooperation with Emerging Markets and Developing Countries (EMDCs) during the Johannesburg Summit.

10. We express satisfaction at the outcomes of Ministerial Meetings that have been held (Annex 1) and look forward to the remainder of meetings to be held under the 2018 BRICS Calendar of Events.

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