Pics – Zuma at G20 and Brics summits

President Jacob Zuma met with Brics leaders on Thursday (September 5 2013) ahead of the official opening of the G20 summit held at St Petersburg in the Russian Federation. Pictures: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS
During the meeting, Brics leaders noted the continued slow pace of the recovery, high unemployment in some countries, and on-going challenges and vulnerabilities in the global economy, particularly in advanced economies. Above: Brics leaders (from left) President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, China’s president Xi Jinping and president Jacob Zuma.
The gathering was used as an opportunity to examine progress made towards the creation of a Brics Development Bank and a currency reserve arrangement. Above: President Zuma is flanked by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana Mashabane and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Delegates at the G20 Summit in Russia.
US President Barack Obama seeked support from the leaders for military action against Syria. But he faced growing pressure from Russia’s president and other world leaders who are against launching military strikes in Syria, which many of them fear would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices. Picture: Denvor de Wee/City Press
South Africa as well as Russia have opposed military strikes against Syria. Above: G20 Leaders Summit at the Konstantinovsky Palace at St Petersburg.


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