Moscow, 23 March 2022 (TDI): Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov held a breakfast meeting with the “Moscow-accredited” Ambassadors from the BRICS countries.

Highlights of the Meeting

The parties actively shared their views on improving and strengthening the strategic partnership in the association. Furthermore, the concerned parties reasserted their immutable interest to promote the “five-way” dialogue at important international locales and other associations.

In addition, the parties also talked about contemporary issues of international importance. Also, they reviewed the situation in Ukraine and around it. The Russian Foreign Minister presented a thorough analysis of the Ukraine crisis and the reasons behind it.

Additionally, in his analysis, Sergey Lavrov elaborated on the issues regarding the assurance of security of civilians, including foreigners. He also talked about organizing humanitarian corridors and granting aid to the refugees and deserving people.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry website, Foreign Minister Lavrov maintained that “the unprecedented economic war unleashed against Russia through sanctions is a crude violation of key international legal standards”.

BRICS: An Overview

BRICS is the acronym representing five major “emerging economies” constituting Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS countries are especially known for their notable impact on regional affairs.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the first four BRIC countries met in New York City in September 2006 at the “margins of General Debate of the United Nations Assembly”.

Subsequently, a series of high-level meetings began. The initial four BRIC countries were Brazil, Russia, India and China. Later on, South Africa joined the association in 2010.

A high-level diplomatic summit was held in Yekaterinburg, the city of Russia, on 16 June 2009. The officials of BRICS members have been meeting at annual formal summits since 2009. The member states of BRICS take turns to host the summits.