On November 28, 2018, the BRICS Youth Energy Agency held a video conference on energy geopolitics with the University of Latin American integration (Brazil) at the MGIMO-University. The Deputy Director of the MGIMO Institute of Energy Diplomacy, Mr. I. Guliyev, made a welcoming speech and made a report on the main activities of the Institute.

During the conference, the report on the digitalization of the fuel and energy complex in the BRICS countries was made by the chief specialist of the international organizations Department of the international activity of the “Russian Energy Agency” Ministry of energy of Russia N.Novikov. The expert stated that the BRICS countries are capable of creating effective joint digital platforms for energy development.

The head of the Analytical center of the BRICS YEA A.Shklovskaya, in her speech introduced colleagues from Brazil to the main provisions of the development of the Agency “BRICS Youth energy Outlook 2018”, presented earlier in the year to the leadership of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation. In his report, the head of the BRICS YEA Platform, A.Kirgizov-Barsky, paid attention to the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals by the BRICS countries, noting that Brazil from the five countries is closer to these goals.

At the end of the event, colleagues from the University of Latin American integration thanked the BRICS YEA and Insitute of Energy Siplomacy of MGIMO for organizing a video conference and confirmed their readiness to cooperate under the auspices of the youth energy Agency during Brazil’s chairmanship in BRICS in 2019.

In 2018, an agreement was signed between the BRICS YEA and the research center “BRICS Observatory” (unit of UNILA) to open a representative office of the youth Agency at the University of Latin American Integration.