Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa will create a “virtual secretariat”.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree ordering the Ministry of Finance to allocate 5.7 million rubles from the state budget for “financing the costs associated with the creation and use of a joint website in the information and telecommunications network – the Internet (a joint BRICS virtual secretariat).
A document published on the official legal information website, said that the Russian Foreign Affairs and the Finance Ministries should provide “the necessary budgetary allocations” for the BRICS “virtual secretariat” in the coming years.
The BRIC was founded in June 2006 by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and after South Africa joined this organization in 2010, it was renamed into the BRICS. This year Russia has the presidency of the BRICS. The next BRICS Summit is planned for this summer in Ufa, Russia.
First published in Russian by TASS.
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