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The Annual Meeting Of The BRICS Business Council Will Take Place In The Fall In An Online Format

The Annual Meeting Of The BRICS Business Council Will Take Place In The Fall In An Online Format

The annual meeting of the BRICS Business Council (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) will be held in the fall via videoconference, according to an announced on Wednesday by the Head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Sergey Katyrin, who heads the Russian part of the Council.

"Due to the postponement of the summit and the recommendation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we have decided to hold the annual meeting of the BRICS Business Council via videoconference in the autumn of this year," he said at a regular meeting of the Council, which was dedicated to the joint statement on the coronavirus pandemic.

"Since we traditionally hold the annual meeting in conjunction with the summit, we will be able to inform you about the exact dates after determining the timing of this summit," Katyrin said.

The Shanghai cooperation organization and BRICS summits were scheduled to take place on July 21-23 in Saint Petersburg. On May 27, the Kremlin press service announced the postponement of both meetings to a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Kremlin noted that " new dates for the summits will be determined depending on the further development of the epidemic situation in the Union States and the world as a whole."

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