Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping meet on the margins of SCO summit
The main subject of the talks was trade and economic cooperation
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting in the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan's Samarkand on Thursday, September 15. The main topic of discussion at the meeting is trade and economic cooperation.
Russian President and Indian Prime Minister hold bilateral meeting in Samarkand
Heads of state discuss food security
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Friday, 16 September, on the sidelines of the SCO summit.
The volume of trade between Russia and the BRICS countries reached $98 billion in six months
From January to June it rose by almost 40%
The volume of Russia's trade with the rest of the BRICS member states in the first half of the year increased by almost 40% compared to the same period last year. From January to June, it reached $98 billion.
Russian Foreign Minister has held a telephone conversation with his South African counterpart
Foreign Ministers discuss cooperation within the UN and BRICS
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has had a telephone conversation with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor, as reported on the official website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
António Guterres held a press conference on the priorities of the 77th session of the UNGA
UN Secretary-General emphasised the necessity of Africa's development
On Wednesday 14 September, during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly and on the eve of the High-Level Week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres held a press conference during which he spoke on the priorities of the 77th session and the High-Level Week and answered questions from journalists.
Russia considers visa-free entry for Indian tourists
The country also intends to introduce an electronic visa for travellers from India in the near future
Russia may introduce a visa-free regime for Indian tourist groups, said Alina Arutyunova, deputy chairman of the Moscow City Tourism Committee, who was in Mumbai on Tuesday.
India’s manned space mission to begin in 2024
The potential crew have been chosen from the Indian Air Force and have undergone training in Russia
India will send a human in space in the ‘Gaganyaan’ in 2024, Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh said and added that trials for the ‘Gaganyaan’ would start later this year.
Brazilian government launches programme to promote sustainable action in education
Escolas +Verdes will be allocated R$300 million
On Wednesday 14 September, the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) launched the Escolas +Verdes ("Green Schools") programme, which will promote civic and environmental education activities in schools related to waste separation and treatment, recycling, reverse logistics, water reuse and efficiency, renewable energy sources.
"We have made a lot of partnerships with the participants, businessmen and government officials that came in to strengthen the ties and partnerships between our companies. And Cameroon, which is our country, and Africa at large. We know the relationships that have been established between Russia and African countries, Russia and BRIC countries, it make us really sure that something new will come up in Africa, something new in the era of development."