BRICS meeting 2022
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Recently, the BRICS ministers of Foreign Affairs meeting was held. The meeting was hosted by China as the country is the host of the year for the BRICS. This meeting was hosted by Wang Yi, China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister. From India External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also attended the session.
A total of 25 events have been planned. India will host five events this year as part of BRICS Science Technology Innovation Steering Committee.
Topics of Discussion:
- Situation in Ukraine
- Talks between Ukraine and Russia
- Importance of territorial integrity and sovereignty
- Sergey Lavrov presented the fundamental assessments of the development of the situation in Ukraine
- zero tolerance for terrorism, especially cross border terrorism
- Discussions over controlling Covid pandemic
- TRIPS waiver proposal
- Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Attendees of the meeting
- Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar,
- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi,
- Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco França,
- Russia’s Sergey Lavrov and
- South Africa’s Minister of International Relations Grace Naledi Pandor.
The main focus of the meeting was to prepare the ground for the 14th BRICS summit.
In January 2022 India hand over the BRICS Chairmanship to China.
Global Security Initiative (GSI)
- GSI is proposed by Chinese President at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Hainan province.
- GSI want to counter the US Indo-Pacific strategy and the Quad (India, US, Australia, Japan grouping).
Name of the BRICS Countries
- South Africa
This will be the first BRICS leaders’ gathering since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Talks on Russia and Ukraine
- China has blamed NATO for the crisis, and called for the “legitimate security concerns”.
- Russia is hoping for the cooperation with BRICS countries so that they can reduce some pressure facing under Western sanctions but none of the BRIC members supported it.
- BRICS countries will only support Russia on circumventing sanctions.
- Also, BRICS New Development Bank had suspended all projects in Russia.
About BRICS Plus
- This meeting also includes the other emerging countries as part of the “BRICS Plus” mechanism.
- This BRICS PLUS aims at growing the footprint of the five-member grouping.
- 5 countries are the part of this dialogue.
- The purpose of this summit is to share the message of solidarity on giving developing countries a greater say in global governance.
- Argentina is the part of both the meetings.
- this meeting includes new members like Bangladesh and the UAE joined last year, Egypt and Uruguay set to join the financial institution.
Theme for BRICS 2022
‘Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership Usher in a New Era for Global Development’
Questions and Answers:
Q.1 Who will host the BRICS meeting this year (2022)?
Q.2 How many total events were planned by India this year?
Q.3 What is the theme of the BRICS 2022?
Ans. ‘Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership Usher in a New Era for Global Development’
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