The South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that President Ramaphosa will deliver the opening speech at the meeting, where member and invited states will also make country statements regarding the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
BRICS countries include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In the statement made by the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the virtual meeting and at the end of it, the leaders are expected to adopt a Joint Declaration on the situation in the Middle East, with particular reference to Gaza.
Also on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted a delegation of Foreign Ministers of Arab and Islamic countries to discuss the crisis arising from the Hamas-Israeli conflict in Gaza.
China is ready to work with Arab and Islamic countries and continue to make unremitting efforts to achieve an early ceasefire in Gaza, alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, ensure peaceful coexistence between Palestine and Israel, and contribute to peace and stability in the region. Middle East, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said at a media briefing here on Monday.
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