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The report titled, Policy Concept on Russia’s Participation in BRICS outlines the Russian position on BRICS.
According to the official report Russia is in favour of “positioning BRICS in the world system as a new model of global relations, overarching the old dividing lines between East and West, and North and South”.
Russia will enhance BRICS interaction within the UN in every possible way, states the report.
The report decreed by Putin also seeks to prevent the use of the UN, especially the Security Council, “to cover up the course towards removing undesirable regimes and imposing unilateral solutions to conflict situations, including those based on the use of force.”
Russia and China have vetoed UN resolutions against the Syrian government.
Also, in a major push to creation of independent rating agencies of BRICS states, Russia has stated that these agencies would contribute to a more objective assessment of the market position of national companies and banks in BRICS countries.
In a significant new move, Russia has also offered to “assist other BRICS states in settling differences that arise between them” when BRICS partners ask for it.
Russia has also suggested establishing an advanced system of mechanisms of foreign policy cooperation that would include foreign ministers meetings, meetings of senior foreign policy officials for discussing and preparing joint decisions on topical international political issues, and close collaboration between permanent missions of BRICS.
Reforming the international financial and monetary system will remain a long-term priority for cooperation within BRICS, states the report.
The Russian side will pursue the following major goals in this field:
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