India as the current BRICS Chair will convene the standalone meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will Chair the meeting via video conferencing. During the meeting BRICS Foreign Ministers are expected to exchange views on the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the need for strengthening and reforming the multilateral system with a view to enhancing its capacity to effectively address the diverse challenges of the current time and to adapt them to contemporary realities.

According to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs, BRICS Foreign Ministers will also discuss global and regional issues of concern, sustainable development, countering terrorism besides discussing ways to enhance intra-BRICS cooperation, especially people-to-people cooperation.

Besides EAM Jaishankar, the meeting will be attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Ambassador Carlos Alberto Franco França, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor.