Russian Foreign Minister reportedly revealed after meeting with BRICS ambassadors that he is focused on increasing the international role of BRICS countries and “strengthening coordination in major multilateral platforms. He said that the BRICS countries are “committed to the development of the BRICS countries and their international relations. He stressed the need for “joint efforts to counter destructive actions aimed at disrupting established security structures.”
BRICS seeks to expand its global influence
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed the need for joint efforts to counter the “destructive actions” of the West during a meeting with ambassadors from the BRICS countries on Monday, Russian news agency Tass reported.The BRICS countries consist of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa The BRICS countries consist of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
According to a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry at the end of the meeting:
Lavrov stressed the need for joint efforts to counter actions aimed at destroying established security structures in line with the neocolonial policies of Western countries.
The meeting discussed the development and strengthening of the strategic partnership within the BRICS framework, the statement detailed. The “current issues on the global agenda were considered with emphasis on the inevitability of eroding the central role of the United Nations,” the Russian Ministry explained, adding:
The general focus on enhancing the BRICS’ international role and strengthening coordination on key multilateral platforms focused on the following:
Lavrov also briefed the BRICS ambassadors on the main points of Russia’s new foreign policy concept, which emphasizes the expansion of intra-BRICS exchanges and a vision of a multipolar world order. The BRICS ambassadors then reaffirmed their commitment to a multipolar world order that recognizes their sovereign right to choose their own path of development based on respect for international law.
The Russian Foreign Ministry statement added:
It was noted that there is growing interest from a wide range of countries in cooperation with the BRICS, which is considered the guardian of true multilateralism.
The BRICS countries are reportedly working on creating a new form of currency, a topic that will be discussed at the next summit.” The transition to payments in their own currencies is a first step. The next step is to provide for the circulation of digital currencies and other forms of radically new currencies in the near future,” said Alexander Babakov, Vice President of the State Duma. Several other countries have expressed interest in joining this economic bloc, including Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The next BRICS summit is scheduled to take place in South Africa in August.
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