On July 18, local time, the BRICS+ Political Parties Dialogue, hosted by the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa, opened in Johannesburg on the theme of “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism”. ANC Deputy Chairman and South African Deputy President Mashatile attended and delivered a speech. Liu Jianchao, Minister of the Foreign Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), attended and delivered a speech. Lang Ruiqi, head of Yingke South Africa, was invited by South Africa to present the conference.
Liu Jianchao, Minister of the Central Committee’s Foreign Liaison Department, emphasized China’s firm support for deepening and ameliorating the BRICS+ model of cooperation and the process of expanding the membership of BRICS to enhance the representativeness and influence of the BRICS countries, to maintain world peace, and to promote joint development. BRICS and Africa should build a partnership to spur global development, preserve world peace and security, advocate civilizational exchanges and mutual understanding, practice genuine multilateralism, and work together to implement global development, global security, and global civilization initiatives, as well as in a joint effort to strive for a more just and reasonable direction for the international order.
Lang Ruiqi, Head of Yingke South Africa Office, exchanged views with Mr Ramaphosa, President of South Africa. Mrs Lang introduced Yingke as a global legal services provider with more than 15,000 lawyers. Since its establishment in 2001, Yingke has been adhering to the development philosophy of “Global Vision, Local Wisdom” to provide one-stop and comprehensive legal services to clients globally. Since 2021, Yingke has launched a new development strategy of “internationalization, specialization, digitalization, and low-carbonization”, with “internationalization” as its top priority. Under this strategy, Yingke has established a series of international legal service centres, of which Yingke South Africa office is one. Mrs Lang Ruiqi said that the BRICS+ Political Party Dialogue marked a new peak in the relationship between China and South Africa and that Yingke will provide professional legal services to Chinese enterprises and Chinese communities in South Africa and contribute to the shared destiny of China-Africa in the new era.
During the event, Mrs Lang Ruiqi reported to Minister Liu Jianchao on the current status of the Yingke office in South Africa. Located on the 10th floor of the Leonardo Building in Johannesburg, Yingke South African Office, established in 2023, is the second directly operated legal consulting firm Yingke has set up in Africa. The three leading teams of Yingke South Africa Office are the legal consulting services team,the tax consulting team, and the public relations and business development team. These three teams, as the backbone of Yingke South Africa office, complement each other to form an organic whole of the service chain, and each has a profound professional background and abundant practical experience in the industry. With the joint efforts of these three teams, Yingke South Africa has provided high-quality legal, tax, and business advisory services to local Chinese enterprises and has obtained the high recognition and trust of our clients. In the future, Yingke South Africa will continue to enhance its cooperation with local Chinese enterprises and provide more clients with exceptional legal, tax and business consulting services so as to escort the sprawl of Chinese enterprises in South Africa.
The ambassadors of Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, the Central African Republic, Vietnam, and many other countries also participated in the meeting. The delegates unanimously bolstered cooperation between the BRICS countries and Africa to accelerate economic growth in Africa and the world. The delegates emphasized their support for the central position of the United Nations in international affairs, adherence to genuine multilateralism and upholding global justice. “As an essential part of the BRICS mechanism, the BRICS+ Political Parties Dialogue, which plays a vital role in achieving consensus among political parties and promoting BRICS cooperation, should be held on a mechanism-based basis and strive to achieve more practical results.