MEETING OF BRICS SCIENCE MINISTERS ADOPTS DURBAN DECLARATION
The Sixth Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
(BRICS) Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial Meeting welcomed a proposal to establish a BRICS vaccine research and development centre. Support for the proposed centre is included in the Durban Declaration, adopted at the meeting held on 3 July. Opening the meeting, the Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, said the theme, “Leveraging science, technology and innovation through inclusive growth and development”, captured South Africa’s aim to use its term as BRICS President to focus on enhancing BRICS cooperation in the generation
Dr Álvaro Prata, Mikhail Petrakov, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Dr Harsh Vardhan and Huang Wei, at the Sixth BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting in Durban.