Media Statement

15 July 2014

President Zuma to attend a Retreat in Brasilia, Brazil

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 16 July 2014, join BRICS leaders at a special retreat with the Heads of State and Government of South American states, organised on the sidelines of the sixth BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil.

“The retreat offers an opportunity for like-minded countries especially Africa and South America to strengthen relations and forge a stronger partnership that is based on the common determination to ensure sustainable economic growth, issues of development and peace. It will be a helpful session as we look forward to increasing regional solidarity and cooperation on issues of economic cooperation, trade and investment as well as global peace between Africa and South American nations. The possibilities of increased cooperation between BRICS and South America are also immense. We are grateful to President Dilma Rousseff for organising this retreat on the sidelines of the Sixth BRICS Summit.

The President attended the final match of the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup on the 13th of July and the sixth BRICS Summit today, on the 15th of July.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203 or

Issued by: The Presidency



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