President Samia Suluhu Hassan has called for concrete action to address the widening global North-South divide in a bid to create a just international economic order.

To this effect, the President urged fellow world leaders to deepen strategic partnerships in financial, trade, investment and economic areas.

 “In times like these, in which we face serious global challenges, the international community should be united, not fragmented, and should be willing to take collective measures in addressing issues of global concern, such as poverty, climate change, health, food insecurity, conflicts, and others,” she said.

President Samia made the remarks today during the BRICS–Africa Outreach and BRICS plus Dialogue, held in the margins of the 15th BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She urged global leaders to find a way to address deeply-rooted and self-reinforcing structural problems, including the existing international financial architecture that inhibits developing states from accessing long-term and affordable financing for development.

The President also underscored the continued relevance and validity of multilateralism, which stands as a key pillar in addressing most of the global geopolitical challenges.

She commended the BRICS group of countries for their efforts towards the advancement of the South-South as well as the African Agenda for growth, development and integration. 

The summit is being held under the theme “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Multilateralism”

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