Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Foreign Minister participates in BRICS meeting

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar participated in the BRICS Foreign and International Relations Ministers meeting. He read below to find out what discussions took place at the meeting.

S Jaishankar participates in BRICS meeting

S Jaishankar participates in BRICS meeting

On September 22, 2022, Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar participated in the BRICS Foreign Ministers and International Relations meeting. The Ministers also extended their full support to South Africa for its BRICS Presidency in 2023 and the hosting of the XV BRICS Summit.

South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr. Naledi Pandor chaired the meeting as the incoming BRICS Presidency in 2023. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang, Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco Franco and Foreign Minister Russian affairs Sergey Lavrov also led their delegations.

BRICS meeting: What were the discussions?

  1. At the meeting, the ministers exchanged views on major regional and global issues on the UN agenda in the fields of security, financial, political and economic, and sustainable development, and intra-BRICS activities.
  2. The ministers reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen and reform the multilateral system, especially the UN and its main organs.
  3. They eliminated double standards in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
  4. The ministers called for the speedy finalization and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.
  5. They assisted in all efforts leading to the peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine.
  6. The ministers executed respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States and highlighted their commitment to the peaceful intention of differences and disputes between countries through dialogue and consultation.
  7. They stressed the importance of compliance, urgency and fulfillment of developed nations’ commitments to provide adequate, new, credible, predictable, timely and additional financing and technology transfer to developing countries to combat climate change.
  8. The ministers called for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in an integrated and balanced manner.
  9. They addressed the Decision of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference on the TRIPS Agreement to offer flexibilities to cover the production and supply of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics.

What is BRICS?

BRICS is an acronym coined by Jim O’Neill for Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. The main concept behind this was that these countries were marked among the fastest growing and emerging market economies in the world for years. The main comparative benefit of this group is its low labor cost, favorable demographics, and abundant natural resources at the time of the global commodity boom.

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