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19 June 201720:39

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the BRICS foreign ministers' meeting

1213-19-06-2017

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On June 18-19, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took part in the meeting of the BRICS foreign ministers in Beijing. Their substantive and detailed conversation was very timely and useful. The full-format meeting, unrelated to any international forum, was an important addition to the already established practice of the five foreign ministers comparing positions during the “high-level week” in September at the UN General Assembly.

The ministers discussed topical issues related to maintaining international peace and stability and the functioning of the world economy. They held an in-depth exchange of views on a broad range of aspects of the five countries’ cooperation, including the need to coordinate approaches at multilateral venues.

The Foreign Minister of China told his colleagues about the preparations for the ninth BRICS Summit in Xiamen on September 3-5 of this year.

The BRICS foreign ministers were received by President of China Xi Jinping.

The ministers adopted a joint communique following their meeting.

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