To Africa and the BRICS(Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), new dynamics, Senegal, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire. Brics Russian President Larissa Zelentsova has met with various stakeholders from the continent in recent weeks. At the same time, the creation of a Brix position to represent West and Central Africa was formally decided, headed by the Ivorian Ahoua Don Melo. Highlighting established priorities.
The emerging BRICS group appears to have entered a new dynamic on the African continent. In June, at the final BRICS summit, Vladimir Putin said he was convinced of the role of the BRICS in developing “a unified forward-looking path towards the formation of a truly multipolar system.” In addition to geopolitical interests related to the war in Ukraine, Brics also have economic interests and influence.
On the other hand, China and Russia’s actions on the continent are often criticized. Your critics talk of a “Chinese debt trap” or the looting of African minerals. For Julien Vercueil, an economist at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Brixcs’s actions help de-escalate these claims.
Bricking is a way of getting around the difficulties that may be encountered when approaching a particular country individually. Then, of course, Russia thinks about its own influence, so it has a strong interest in promoting Blix’s influence in Africa. But we are trying to show that we support some form of multiploidization and that Russia and China, on the other hand, want to balance with the United States, and mainly with the West. It is not for ”
Knowing that Russia wants to catch up, says a representative of Brics, who is also an adviser to Russian employers. Of course, China is a heavyweight. There is no doubt about it and all the BRIC countries must step up their interventions in Africa so that they can catch up very quickly in terms of infrastructure and industrial investment. ”
Brics has its own development bank for this purpose and wants to be an alternative window. However, it is still severely constrained by its resources and commitment to the international market.