Vice-President Kashim Shettima has expressed Nigeria’s desire for a partnership that promotes inclusive trade, prosperity, and shared progress without marginalization. He made these remarks during the 15th BRICS summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he represented President Bola Tinubu.

Shettima stressed the importance of global governance reform to create partnerships that ensure inclusivity and sustainable development. He highlighted that the summit’s agenda aligns with the aspirations of the people they represent and the future citizens of a world that can guarantee collective prosperity.

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He further stated, “We want a partnership that guarantees a world governed by acceptable rules and norms. We seek a partnership that provides opportunities for all to engage in trade, prosperity, and shared progress with no marginalization based on geography, race, and legitimate sovereign affiliations.”

Recognizing that nations face historical developmental challenges beyond their control, Shettima emphasized the need for unity within regional groups to foster international cooperation. This cooperation aims to reform global economic governance and enhance the representation of emerging market economies and developing countries.

Shettima also highlighted Nigeria’s commitment to playing a significant role in shaping global frameworks and governance in areas such as finance, climate change, the digital economy, and post-pandemic recovery.


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