On December 3, 2018 Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office and Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov met with MGIMO students.
Representatives of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency took part in the meeting and had the opportunity to ask the Presidential Press Secretary t the question of the youth energy cooperation between BRICS countries in the framework of preparation to the chairmanship of Russia in BRICS in 2020. Dmitry Peskov said that BRICS is an important association that has quite broad prospects, and the more spheres will be developed in BRICS, the closer ties between the countries will be. “The participating countries have many overlapping interests, and we have very high hopes for the BRICS. Russia’s plans are to work very actively within the framework of this Association,” the Kremlin representative said.
Answering the question about the Russian-Brazilian relations’ development after the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, Presidential Press Secretary expressed hope for further development of bilateral relations with Brazil and the cooperation within the BRICS. Dmitry Peskov also commented on the results of the meeting of the RIC countries that was held on the sidelines of the G20 summit: “Cooperation between Russia, China and India is very important, because there is a natural coincidence of interests on a wide range of topics, including in international Affairs and our bilateral relations.”
The meeting was held in the mode of live dialogue. The Presidential Press Secretary answered the students’ questions on a wide range of topics, from the global role of Russian Federation, the vectors of the country’s development to the secrets of the professional success of a journalist and Press Secretary.