“BRICS is a product of the dynamic development of globalization and new centers of economic growth and political influence, aligning the interests of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa”, writes Dr Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador in UK and Northern Ireland, for RT.com.
“The level of cooperation demonstrated in BRICS is a good example of how multilateral partnership should be built in the 21st century. No one dominates in our association; we work on the basis of genuine equality and mutual respect.
Our cooperation is not directed against third countries. On the contrary, we share a very positive agenda that aims primarily at creating additional sources for the development and wellbeing of our peoples, which is inextricably linked to the objectives of maintaining international stability.
This forum does not seek to change the global context, or preserve, for that matter, the unsustainable status quo. It is plainly part of this context.”