On November 2, 2018, representatives of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency met with Olga Yudina, Deputy Director of the project management and support Department of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation. The agenda of the meeting included summing up the results of the BRICS YEA Summit in Moscow, which took place on 4-6 October 2018 with the support of the Ministry of energy of Russia within the framework of the International forum “Russian energy week-2018”, as well as discussion of promising areas of the Agency’s development.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the key points of the Summit and Alexander Kormishin, Head of the Agency, also presented the most significant achievements for the development of the organization. The Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation expressed gratitude to Anastasya Shklovskaya, Head of the analytical centre of BRICS YEA, for active assistance in the organization of the event.

During the meeting, further development of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency was discussed. The priority areas of development were the preparation of BRICS YEA Summit in 2019 and the expansion of the geography of the Agency’s activities, the intensification of contacts with the Agency’s representative office at the University of Latin American integration in the context of Brazil’s chairmanship of BRICS in 2019. The Ministry of energy of Russia considers it expedient to cooperate with the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs to improve the effectiveness of the BRICS YEA in the international space, including the organization of energy events within the framework of the BRICS Youth summit in Brazil in 2019. The Executive department of the Agency announced the development of  the BRICS YEA Development Strategy for 2019-2023, which will be presented on January 1, 2019. BRICS YEA also defines its strategic objective as the development of partnerships with domestic and foreign organizations in the field of energy research and youth energy cooperation, the development of the Analytical centre with the active involvement of BRICS young specialists.

At the end of the meeting, the Executive department of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency thanked the Ministry of energy of Russia for the support provided in 2018, and expressed hope for effective cooperation in the preparation of the Russian Federation’s Chairmanship in BRICS in 2020.