Caucasus (bbabo.net), - Abkhazia expresses interest in the participation of its representatives in various formats of work within the framework of the Russian Federation's chairmanship of BRICS. This was stated by Foreign Minister of Abkhazia Inal Ardzinba on February 2 during an online meeting with the head of the BRICS expert council, representative of the Russian Federation in the W20 (Women's Twenty) Victoria Panova.
The parties discussed the prospects for the participation of representatives of Abkhazia in various work formats within the framework of the Russian Federation's chairmanship in BRICS.
“The BRICS group stands for the formation of a more equitable international system and financial and economic architecture. The task of transitioning to payments in national currencies is of great importance in the work of the association,” Ardzinba noted during the meeting.
The following formats of BRICS work that were promising for Abkhazia’s participation were noted: a meeting of business communities, a civil forum, an academic forum, a youth forum and a forum of young diplomats, and BRICS sports games.
Russian colleagues expressed their readiness to jointly work out the participation of representatives of the Republic of Abkhazia in the BRICS work formats, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia noted.
Russia's BRICS chairmanship began on January 1 and will last until December 31, 2024. In total, within the framework of the chairmanship, it is planned to hold more than 200 events of various levels and thematic areas in many cities of Russia. The summit of heads of state will be held in Kazan.