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In 2015, Moscow will host the first official meeting of the environment ministers of the BRICS countries

The first official meeting of the Ministers of the Environment of the BRICS countries will be held in 2015 in Moscow. This was announced by the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy at a meeting with the Minister of Water Resources and Ecology of the Republic of South Africa Edna Molev during her working visit to Pretoria (South Africa), the press service of the Ministry reports.

In 2015, Russia will chair the BRICS. Earlier, in the framework of the first UNEP General Assembly on Environment in June 2014 in Nairobi (Kenya), the first informal meeting of the Ministers of Environment of the BRICS countries was held.

Sergey Donskoy noted that the participants of the meeting unanimously spoke in support of the intensification of contacts and contacts for the exchange of experience of the BRICS countries in solving the environmental problems existing in our states, using the platforms of international organizations and events.

“Colleagues noted that environmental interaction should not be influenced by the political environment. In general, we highly appreciate the results of the unofficial meeting and believe that it gave a new impetus to the development of interaction between our countries not only in the successfully proven bilateral format, but also in the relatively new BRICS format, ”said the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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