BRICS provides a unique cooperation platform for the world, and sets an example in strengthening the collective principles when dealing with regional and global affairs. As time goes by, this BRICS partnership becomes an effective and efficient multilateral cooperation mechanism, helping expand the cooperation between BRICS countries into more and more fields and industries.
In the sector of economy and trade and finance, the pragmatic BRICS cooperation covers developing direct relations between enterprises from the five member countries, which has always been a focus of BRICS. From this point of view, the "BRICS SUMMIT" is of great significance, as it offers a valuable platform for the government departments and industrial representatives from BRICS countries, where they can exchange views and ideas, discuss hot issues and identify a common approach to further promote the cooperation within the framework of BRICS.
Russia fully supports China with its chairmanship and welcomes the proposed priorities. There is no doubt of the success of 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China and other events scheduled for this year, including the "BRICS SUMMIT". I believe that the summit will result in significant progress and long-term agreements, contributing to the development of BRICS cooperation, as well as the economic prosperity in BRICS countries.