BRICS Summit
Kazan. 22–24 October 2024

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Priorities of the Russian Federation’s BRICS Chairship in 2024

I. The priorities in policy and security are:

  • Seamlessly and harmoniously integrating the association’s new members into interaction in the BRICS format
  • Developing modalities for interaction with BRICS partner countries
  • Enhancing the efficiency of the system of international relations and ensuring its further democratization
  • Upholding the supremacy of international law and the principle of the sovereign equality of states
  • Creating strong BRICS ties with developing nations and their integration associations, including in the ‘outreach’ and ‘BRICS+’ formats
  • Promoting the institutional development of BRICS
  • Intensifying cooperation to ensure international security and strategic stability at the regional and global levels, and also to maintain and strengthen international legal regimes in arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation
  • Developing the capacity for cooperation in countering terrorism
  • Combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism
  • Strengthening cooperation to combat crime, including efforts to return assets obtained by criminal means
  • Developing practical cooperation to counter current challenges and threats in the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, and their precursors
  • Intensifying the dialogue on anti-corruption issues
  • Enhancing cooperation to establish a system for ensuring international information security in order to prevent and resolve conflicts in the information space and prevent it from being militarized

II. Cooperation in economy and finance

  • Uniting efforts against the fragmentation of the multilateral trade system, increased protectionism, and the introduction of illegal unilateral trade restrictions
  • Adapting the global trade system to threats related to the consequences of global crises
  • Strengthening interaction among BRICS states on the relevant multilateral platforms, including the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, and the G20
  • Increasing the volume of trade and direct investment
  • Promoting a balanced and fair transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Implementing the Action Plan for Innovative Cooperation for 2021-2024 and further intensifying cooperation in this area
  • Enhancing the role of BRICS states in the international monetary and financial system
  • Developing interbank cooperation, providing assistance in transforming the international payment system, and expanding the use of the national currencies of BRICS states in mutual trade
  • Strengthening cooperation on the use of payment systems and financial technologies
  • Intensifying the dialogue between BRICS states on industrial development issues that aim to promote increased labour productivity and digitalization
  • Strengthening cooperation in the agricultural sector, including the development of mutual trade, as well as ensuring food security
  • Intensifying cooperation in the energy sector, including assistance in ensuring energy security
  • Expanding cooperation in the transport sector
  • Boosting capacity to detect and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases of international concern as well as interaction to reduce the spread of and eradicate epidemics
  • Intensifying cooperation to prevent and eliminate the consequences of natural and man-made emergencies
  • Strengthening cooperation in technology transfers using the potential of the network of BRICS centres and supporting joint high-tech production in BRICS states
  • Intensifying cooperation among the business communities of BRICS states

III. Cooperation in the humanitarian and cultural spheres

  • Institutionalizing interparliamentary cooperation
  • Strengthening cooperation in education, including by building up the capacity of the BRICS Network University and the BRICS Cooperation Alliance in technical and vocational education
  • Intensifying cooperation among representatives of the BRICS scientific and expert community
  • Strengthening interaction among young scientists and innovators
  • Promoting the development of multifaceted cooperation in cultural affairs
  • Intensifying interaction in physical culture and sports
  • Intensifying cooperation in tourism
  • Enhancing practical interaction on the implementation of youth policy
  • Promoting the development of social partnership, the volunteer movement, and volunteering
  • Supporting cooperation among BRICS regions, cities, and municipalities