Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting

On September 27, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov participated in a meeting of the BRICS Foreign Ministers traditionally held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

The participants held a thorough exchange of views concerning a wide range of international issues, including the key matters on the UN General Assembly’s 73rd session agenda. They also discussed the issues of peace and security, economic and financial stability, as well as sustainable development. The ministers reaffirmed their intention to increase coordination on the international arena, guided by the states’ commitment to the principles of multilateralism and the goal of creating a more just and equitable world order with the UN and international law playing the central role.

The ministers also discussed further steps to implement the decisions taken at the 10th BRICS Summit held on July 25-27, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Brazilian side informed the meeting participants about its plans for the 2019 BRICS chairmanship. Following the meeting, a joint communiquewas adopted.