BRIC foreign ministers to meet in Moscow early next year

BRIC foreign ministers to meet in Moscow early next year

Moscow, 25 September The Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) will hold talks in Moscow early next year during which they are expected to discuss the issues of mutual interest.

“The next ministerial meeting will be held in Moscow in the spring of 2008 at the invitation of the Russian side," Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

BRIC Foreign Ministers yesterday had a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York during which they agreed to continue four-way contacts at various levels.

This included the closer interaction of representatives of the BRIC countries in the international organisations to coordinate their stance on the specific issues of interest for them.

According to Russian diplomats, the BRIC interaction will not phase out the trilateral India-China-Russia dialogue as it is the interaction of immediate neighbours and focuses on the regional security and stability in the face of common challenges of terrorism, extremism and separatism.