Defence plans show, talks at Brics summit
This will be the first time a Brics summit has included a conference on defence matters to increase collaboration, partnerships in technology and innovation THE Department of Defence and Military Veterans is preparing to host a defence industry exhibition and a conference on the sidelines of the fifth Brics summit later this month in Durban, in a bid to stimulate trade links.This would be the first time the summit has included a conference on defence matters to increase collaboration, partnerships in technology and innovation.The government is hoping this will lead to South Africa’s defence industry finding new markets as the European market has not opened up to South Africa despite offsets linked to the multibillion-rand arms deal involving countries such as the UK, Germany, and Italy.The secretary for defence and military veterans, Makhudu Gulube, told Business Day on Friday that in the past the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit focused on co-operation on t...
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