Media Advisory

29 November 2015

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the President of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB)

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host the President of the BRICS New Development Bank, Mr KV Kamath, in Pretoria where he will deliver a public lecture at DIRCO on the theme: “From Concept to Reality: The BRICS New Development Bank.” Minister Nkoana-Mashabane is expected to deliver the opening remarks at the public lecture.

The NDB, which opened its headquarters in Shanghai, China, on 21 July 2015, together with its regional office in South Africa, the African Regional Centre, and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, constitute the first formal BRICS financial institutions.

The purpose of the NDB is to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging market economies and developing countries to complement the existing efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development.

Media are invited as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Time: 14:30 for 15:30

Venue: DIRCO Protocol Foyer, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, 0084

RSVP: lazourasl@dirco.gov.za / 083 564 2024

Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078

Public Lecture Invitation: “From Concept to Reality: The BRICS New Development Bank

Public Lecture Programme: “From Concept to Reality: The BRICS New Development Bank

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084




 

 

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