Foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) will meet in Moscow
in spring 2008 to discuss issues of mutual interest in the international arena
as also those relating to trade, development and financial system, the Interfax
news agency quoted the Russian foreign ministry as saying.
BRIC countries will gradually intensify co-operation, beginning with consultations
at the ambassadorial level, and then move on to political level.
will focus on issues of mutual interest in the international arena as also those
relating to trade, development and financial system.
decision was taken during a ministerial meeting of the four countries on the sidelines
of the ongoing UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.
affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is leading the Indian delegation at the
UNGA, had a series of meetings with his Brazilian, Russian and Chinese counterparts
on the sidelines of the UNGA meeting.
foreign minister Sergei Lavrov attended a ministerial meeting of the BRIC group
was agreed to continue four-way contacts at various levels, including representatives
of the four countries at international organisations, expanding the agenda of
the debates and seeking ways to coordinate and interact on specific issues,"
the Russian foreign ministry statement said.
also held in-depth discussions on issues of mutual interest with foreign ministers
of Afghan, Algeria, Singapore, Cuba, Slovakia, the UAE, Slovenia and Canada.