On September 11, Deputy Foreign Minister and Russias Sherpa for BRICS Sergey Ryabkov chaired a Meeting of BRICS Sherpas/Sous-Sherpas via videoconference.
The event participants discussed current issues of BRICS countries cooperation. They noted that despite the existing restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, progress has been achieved in all three areas of BRICS strategic partnership: politics and security, economy and finance, and cultural and educational contacts. They also discussed efforts to implement priorities for this years cooperation as well as certain aspects of preparations for the 12th BRICS Summit.
Natalya Stapran, Director of the Department for Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects at the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, informed the meeting participants about the efforts underway to draw up an updated Strategy for BRICS Economic Partnership to 2025, and presented Russias proposals on developing a new mechanism for the five countries interaction in securing sustainable economic development in the post-pandemic age.
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