The foreign Ministry told about the plans of cooperation with BRICS

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Russia in 2018 expect to conclude agreements with the BRICS partners on joint research in the field of energy, told RIA Novosti head of the Department of the BRICS, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Kalugin.

«Russia is promoting a number of their initiatives. We expect that the agreements will be taken on them this year. This, in particular, the creation of a platform for energy research BRICS, which would allow expert and scientific circles of our countries to exchange information about energy markets, conduct joint reviews, and subsequently enter into joint projects in the energy sphere», — said Kalugin.

He confirmed that this topic will be discussed at the upcoming June 4 meeting of the foreign Ministers of the BRICS countries in Pretoria.

In 2018, Chairman of the BRICS is South Africa. The Association, in addition to South Africa and Russia, are China, India and Brazil.

Among other topics Kalugin said the development of joint work in the field of information security with access to the agreed framework, the fight against terrorism and cooperation in the field of women’s entrepreneurship.