Putin at the BRICS summit will discuss cooperation between the countries of “five” and the international agenda

XIAMEN, September 4. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will take part in the summit of BRICS leaders, which opens on 4 September. The Russian delegation at the meeting of the informal enterprises present Minister of energy Alexander Novak, Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin, the head of Ministry of transport Maxim Sokolov, Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, the head of the Ministry Nikolai Nikiforov, the head of the FCS Vladimir Bulavin. Russian business will be represented by the head of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov, head of VNESHECONOMBANK, Sergey Gorkov, General Director of RDIF, Kirill Dmitriev, the President of the RF CCI Sergei Katyrin, the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin.

On 4 September scheduled meeting of the BRICS in the narrow and expanded formats. Under the first plan to discuss the situation in the world economy, global economic governance, global imbalances in financial and trade sectors, international and regional conflicts, national security and development.

The BRICS leaders also touched upon the regional hub of the problem – namely, the middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, the Sahara-Sahel region. Special attention will be paid to the situation in Syria. Putin, in particular, intends to offer the BRICS countries to join the process of peaceful settlement in the country, reported earlier, his assistant Yuri Ushakov. In addition, at the summit, the BRICS leaders will consider the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Meeting of the enlarged

On the same day will be a meeting in the extended format, where participants will discuss practical cooperation of the BRICS countries for the joint development, humanitarian exchanges and cultural cooperation. It will consider issues related to the operating activities of the New BRICS development Bank, currency reserve pool and some other topics. Putin in the discussion, favors the expansion of cooperation in the field of innovation, digital technologies, patenting will support BRICS small and medium business, trade facilitation, told reporters Ushakov.

Also on 4 September, is scheduled a meeting of BRICS leaders with representatives of the Business Council. The evening of the same day will be a gala dinner with the participation of heads of the BRICS countries, as well as the leaders of the invited countries. Official meeting with leaders of the invited States in the format of “outreach” (outreach) will be held on 5 September. She invited the presidents of Egypt, Tajikistan, Mexico, Guinea, Prime Minister of Thailand.

At the summit of the heads of BRICS countries is scheduled to adopt a final Declaration is nepodvizhnoi document, which will assess the current world political and economic situation will be reflected the General approaches of BRICS countries to the most relevant and important issues of multilateral cooperation. In addition, it is planned to sign the action Plan of BRICS countries on trade and economic cooperation action Plan on cooperation in the field of innovation, a Strategic programme for customs cooperation and a Memorandum of understanding between the Business Council of BRICS and New development Bank.