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EAM Jaishankar to chair BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will chair a BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting virtually on June 1, 2021.

The leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa of the BRICS group will deliberate on the ways to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, global and regional issues of concern, sustainable development, and terrorism, mentioned a press release from External Affairs Ministry.

The foreign ministers at the BRICS virtual meeting will also brainstorm ways to enhance intra-BRICS cooperation, especially people-to-people cooperation, and strengthening and reforming the multilateral system.

“India as the current BRICS Chair will convene the standalone meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/ International Relations on June 1, 2021,” informed the Ministry of External Affairs in a press release.

‘BRICS@15: Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus’ is the theme for India’s BRICS chairship.

India is the hosting country and the chair of the BRICS Foreign Ministers 2021 meeting. The country will be chairing the meeting for the third time, after 2012 and 2016.


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