Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s participation in the meeting of BRICS Sherpas/Sous-Sherpas in Brasilia on December 12-13, 2019
On December 12-13, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, who is the Russian Sherpa in BRICS, attended this year’s final meeting of BRICS Sherpas/Sous-Sherpas in Brasilia.
The participants exchanged views on the current issues of five-lateral cooperation, including ways to strengthen and raise the efficiency of the existing work mechanisms.
They summed up the results of the Brazilian presidency. The meeting participants praised Brazil’s fruitful efforts to strengthen their five-lateral interaction in all three areas: politics and security, the economy and finances, and people-to-people contacts. In 2019, BRICS held more than 100 events, including two meetings of the BRICS countries’ leaders and 16 ministerial meetings.
Sergey Ryabkov informed his partners of the priorities of Russia’s BRICS presidency in 2020 under the motto BRICS Strategic Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth. Dozens of various BRICS events are scheduled for the next year in 16 Russian cities. The central event will be the BRICS Summit in St Petersburg in July 2020.