"BRICS acts as a vital pillar of hope for this world full of political challenges safety related challenges and economic challenges "


BRICS outreach event of the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa (July 2018)


Plenary session of the 11th BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil (November 2019)


9th BRICS summit in Xiamen, China (September 2017)


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 11th BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil (November 2019)


8th BRICS summit in Goa, India (October 2016)


Leaders dialogue of the 11th BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil (November 2019)


7th BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia (July 2015)



The leaders of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries met for the first time in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the margins of G8 Outreach Summit in July 2006. Shortly afterwards, in September 2006, the group was formalised as BRIC during the 1st BRIC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which met on the sidelines of the General Debate of the UN Assembly in New York City.

After a series of high level meetings, the 1st BRIC summit was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia on 16 June 2009.

Three Pillars of BRICS

Political and Security

To enhance cooperation and dialogue on issues of global and regional security, developments in the global political space as well as the reform of the multilateral system to make it relevent for the 21st century. Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and its financing remains an important element under this pillar

Economic and Financial

To promote economic growth and development for mutual prosperity through expansion of intra-BRICS cooperation in sectors such as trade, agriculture, infrastructure, small and medium enterprises, energy, finance & banking etc. BRICS cooperation under this pillar is aimed to promote collaborative approaches as well as innovative methods for the attainment of Sustainable development Goals.

Cultural and People-to-people exchanges

To enrich intra-BRICS people to people contacts in cultural , academic, youth, sports, business, through regular exchanges. Exchanges among Parliamentarians, young scientists etc. are also held under this pillar of BRICS cooperation.

Dr. S. Jaishankar External Affairs Minister, Government of India

BRICS is based on the spirit of equality, mutual understanding, trust and respect. It offers inclusive and innovative solutions to many longstanding challenges.

Dr. S. Jaishankar External Affairs Minister, Government of India

Parallel activities at a people-to-people level and in domains ranging from culture to science, technology and innovation have also gathered momentum. In the last decade and a half, BRICS has made its presence felt in the important debates of our times.


1st Meeting of BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) Technical Group.

Meeting of BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) Test Run.

Meeting of BRICS Rapid Information Security Channel (BRISC).

Meeting of BRICS Nominated Group on Digital Financial Inclusion.

1st Meeting of BRICS Finance and Central Bank Deputies .

Technical Level Meeting of BRICS National Statistical Agencies on BRICS Statistical Publication .

1st BRICS Sherpas / Sous-Sherpas’ Meeting.

1st Meeting of BRICS Bond Fund Working Group.

Special session of the BRICS Working Group on Research Infrastructures and Mega-Science projects.

2nd Meeting of BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) Technical Group.

26th Meeting of BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI).

Meeting of BRICS System of Exchange in Macroeconomic Information (SEMI).

Meeting of Deans of Diplomatic Academies of BRICS countries.

BRICS Customs Expert Level Meeting.

1st Meeting of Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) Standing Committee.

1st Meeting of BRICS Network University (BRICS NU) International Thematic Body (ITB).

Meeting of Experts in Traditional Medicines.

Workshop on Digital Forensic Analysis and Terror Financing .

1st Meeting of BRICS Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG)

1st Meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG).

1st Meeting of Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) Governing Council.

Seminar on Energy Storage Technologies.

1st Meeting of BRICS Task Force on PPP and Infrastructure.

Meeting of the BRICS Disaster Management Task Force.

2nd BRICS Sherpas / Sous-Sherpas’ Meeting.

Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy.

Meeting of Heads of BRICS National Standardization Bodies.

BRICS Wellness Forum.

Meeting of BRICS Senior officers of Culture.

Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Culture.

Joint Meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministries and Space Agencies.

Meeting of BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO).

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