On February 22, 2017, a regular Working lunch of Ambassadors of BRICS countries was held in Bangkok. This time the Russian Embassy hosted the meeting.
Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil H.E. Mr. Gilberto Fonseca Guimarães de Moura, Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Kirill M. Barsky, Ambassador of the Republic of India H.E. Mr. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr. Ning Fukui and Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Quinton Mitchell Doidge exchanged views on new developments in BRICS and discussed preparation for the IX BRICS Summit in Xiamen (China).
The BRICS Ambassadors adopted the Joint plan of activities of BRICS countries’ Embassies for 2017, which includes holding the «Flavours of the BRICS» Food Festival in Bangkok in July or August and the Academic seminar on BRICS in one of the major Thai Universities in October. They also agreed in principle that the Joint plan of activities could be further amended by the Embassies.
All the fellow ambassadors expressed the condolences over the passing of H.E. Mr. Vitaly Churkin, Permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York on February 20.
The next Working lunch of Ambassadors of BRICS countries will be held at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bangkok in May 2017.