BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly
The BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting under the South African presidency in the fora was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on 27 September 2018. The Russian delegation was leaded by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The participants discussed a wide range of international agenda issues, including peace and security, economic and financial stability, as well as sustainable development. The ministers reaffirmed their intention to increase coordination on the international arena, guided by the states’ commitment to the principles of multilateralism and the goal of creating a more just and equitable world order with the UN and international law playing the central role.
The ministers also discussed further steps to implement the decisions taken at the 10th BRICS Summit held on July 25-27, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Brazilian side informed the meeting participants about its plans for the 2019 BRICS chairmanship. Following the meeting, a joint communique (in Russian, in English) was adopted.
Press-release at the Russian MFA official web-site