The participants of the 14th BRICS Summit adopted the Final Declaration, in which they recorded the main agreements reached during the discussions.
The two-day 14th BRICS Summit, chaired by China, began work on Thursday via video link. The summit was attended by the heads of the countries of the bloc – Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The summit will be chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
During the summit, the leaders of the participating countries intend to discuss building a global partnership for development in a new era and join forces to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Issues such as the fight against terrorism, trade, health, traditional medicine, it is also planned to discuss ecology, scientific, technical and innovative developments, agriculture, education, technical and vocational training, in addition to small and medium-sized businesses.
Earlier, Vice-President of Brazil Hamilton Murao said that the current summit could be important for finding a solution to the situation around Ukraine.
In mid-May, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Chinese side proposed to start the BRICS expansion process. According to him, this will help demonstrate the openness and inclusiveness of the BRICS countries, respond to the expectations of developing countries, help increase the representation and influence of the organization, make a greater contribution to maintaining peace and development around the world. Currently, the BRICS includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.