Sushma Swaraj attends BRICS meet on sidelines of UN General Assembly; discusses economic, security issues

United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday attended the customary BRICS foreign ministers' meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session and exchanged views on matters of global political, economic and security significance.

BRICS is an association of five major emerging national economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

File image of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. AP

File image of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. AP

Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, chaired Thursday's meeting, that was also attended by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Lindiwe Sisulu, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, an official statement said.

Swaraj exchanged views with BRICS ministers on matters of global political, economic, and security significance.

She was briefed on preparations for the upcoming BRICS Chairmanship of Brazil for 2019.

Swaraj congratulated South Africa for a successful Johannesburg BRICS Summit in July 2018 and extended India's full support to Brazil for their BRICS chairship in 2019.

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2018 23:53:46 IST

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