10 July 2023 - NW2513
Mogale, Mr T to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
(1) Whether the BRICS summit will still be held in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, (2) Whether the President of Russia, Mr Vladimir Putin, will be in attendance physically at the summit; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how is the Government planning to handle the arrest warrant issued against President Putin?
- Yes, the BRICS Summit will be hosted by South Africa.
- The subject of President Putin's attendance and the warrant issued by the International Criminal Court are matters under consideration by the Government of South Africa. The President will make an announcement on this matter once a decision is finalised.