Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov's participation in the meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas
On February 4-6, Cape Town (South Africa) hosted a meeting of the BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas that was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. This was the first meeting during this year’s South Africa BRICS chairmanship.
During an interested and detailed exchange of views, the participants discussed current cooperation and the further deepening of the strategic partnership of the Five in the three key areas of cooperation – policy and security, the economy and finances, and cultural and humanitarian ties. Also discussed were the priorities of South Africa’s BRICS chairmanship and the calendar of BRICS events in 2018.
Mr Ryabkov met with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the sidelines of the meeting. The officials had a sustained discussion on enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Five, including in multilateral venues.
Mr Ryabkov also focused on the issues of BRICS cooperation during his meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister and Brazil’s Sherpa in BRICS Henrique da Silveira Sardinha Pinto.