Russia's Lavrov Delivers Welcoming Speech at BRICS Ministerial Meeting

On Tuesday, the second day of the meeting of the heads of foreign policy departments of the BRICS countries takes place in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Sputnik Africa is live as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers a welcoming speech at the BRICS foreign ministers' meeting in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on Tuesday.
At the meeting, the ministers discuss current regional issues, interaction between states within the framework of the BRICS association, and other platforms.
Prospects for cooperation in three areas will be considered: politics and security, economics and finance, and humanitarian ties. During the event, an extended session is planned with the participation of the heads of foreign policy departments of like-minded states representing regional interaction formats, such as the SCO, ASEAN, the Association for Regional Cooperation of the Indian Ocean Coastal Countries, the African Union, the League of Arab States, and others.