Vice President Kashim Shettima embarked on a diplomatic mission yesterday as he left Abuja bound for Johannesburg, South Africa, where he will stand in for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the 15th BRICS Summit of Heads of State and Government.
In an official statement issued by Olusola Abiola, the Director of Information at the Office of the Vice President, it was revealed that Shettima’s presence at the summit will mark the participation of Nigeria in this important gathering. The Summit, which is set to take place at the prestigious Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from August 22 to 24, will bring together a diverse array of influential figures from the spheres of business and politics worldwide.
Among the distinguished attendees anticipated at the event are Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa; Xi Jinping, the President of China; Luiz Lula da Silva, the President of Brazil; and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. This illustrious assembly of global leaders underscores the significance of the BRICS Summit as a platform for fostering international cooperation and dialogue on matters of mutual concern.
Vice President Shettima’s role in representing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu underscores the strong ties between Nigeria and the participating BRICS nations. As discussions unfold and strategies are deliberated upon, this summit promises to contribute to the shaping of key policies and initiatives that hold the potential to impact the global landscape.
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