Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
Turkish Minister reproaches NATO for not fulfilling obligations on its south-eastern flankWorld February 18, 7:12
Moody's upgrades outlook on Russia’s sovereign rating to stable from negativeBusiness & Economy February 18, 2:37
MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. The BRICS, or an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, sees its mission in creating a fair multi-polar world and its activities are aimed against no one, Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, said on Monday.
"We say it definitely that the BRICS activities are aimed against no one, that the BRICS is not seeking to derive advantages at the expense of other countries. We are working in the interests of our countries and nations, in the interests of international peace and security, in the interests of a fair multi-polar world," she said at the BRICS parliamentary forum.
"The BRICS’ growing influence and authority might not be liked by all," she said. "We encounter attempt made by certain forces which want a unipolar world and global dominance to hamper our cooperation."
According to Matviyenko, Russia sees as a key task of its presidency in the BRICS gradual transformation of the organization from a dialogue forum and an instrument of coordination of positions on a limited range of issues into "a full-format mechanism of strategic and tactic cooperation on key issues of global politics and economy." She called on the BRICS partners to pool efforts "to elaborate mechanisms of coordination of lawmaking activities to ensure the implementation of decisions and agreements reached by the BRICS leaders" and to offer parliamentary backing to BRICS agreements.