Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's participation in the BRICS foreign ministers' meeting

On September 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took part in the traditional meeting of the BRICS foreign ministers on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

The ministers discussed a wide range of international issues, including the key issues on the agenda of the 72nd UN General Assembly session. They also outlined the next steps to be taken for the implementation of the decisions adopted at the 9th BRICS Summit, which was held on September 4-5, 2017, in Xiamen, China. South Africa spoke about the priorities of its BRICS presidency in 2018. The ministers adopted a joint communique following their meeting.