In Nizhny Novgorod, meeting of heads of Foreign Ministry of BRICS countries began

A meeting of the Foreign Ministry of the Foreign Ministry in Nizhny Novgorod began on Monday, on June 10, since the minute of silence in memory of the death of President Iran Ebrahim Raisi and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Hosseyn Amir Abdollahian, the Russian state media reports.

Speaking at the event, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the BRICS countries are actively working to develop a platform for calculations in national currencies in mutual trade.

“Active work is underway to implement the decisions of the Johannesburg summit of the last year, in particular, in terms of improving the international foreign exchange system, developing the platform for calculations by national currencies in mutual trade,” the head of the Russian diplomatic mission.


Lavrov said that the latest events in the international arena dropped the west masks, which seeks to impose its order to the world.

“The latest international events dropped masks from those who still claimed to be almost the exclusive right to determine the so -called universal values ​​under the sign of the order based on the rules,” the minister

Lavrov noted that supporters of this concept are trying to impose only the norms and mechanisms of interaction that are beneficial to them, replace the equal, honest dialogue with narrow coalitions, acting closed and appropriating the right to speak and act on behalf of the whole world.

At the same time, the United States and its allies leave no attempts to maintain elusive dominance and slow down the objective processes of forming multipolarity, the minister.

“They use economic instruments as weapons, through sanctions pressure, financial blackmail, are trying to influence the choice of development models and trading partners,” the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

This is the first meeting of the heads of the Foreign Ministry of the BRICS member countries after the expansion of the association in 2023. A joint statement of a meeting of ministers will be prepared following a meeting.

BRICS members today are Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China, South Africa, Egypt, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia. About 30 more states express a desire to cooperate with the organization in a particular format.

The chairmanship of BRICS passed to Russia on January 1, 2024, it will last until the end of the year. The main event will be the BRICS summit in October 2024 in Kazan.