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Special> Fifth BRICS Summit> Background
UPDATED: May 19, 2011 NO. 17, APRIL 28, 2011
Sanya Declaration

5. Ministers of finance and governors of central banks meet under the G20 framework and during the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

6. Hold the Meeting of Agriculture Expert Working Group and the Second Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture in 2011 in China, and cooperate in issues including establishment of BRICS System of Agricultural Information and holding a seminar on food security.

7. Hold the Meeting of the Heads of the National Statistical Institutions in September 2011 in China.

8. Hold the Second BRICS International Competition Conference in September 2011 in China, and explore the possibility of signing an agreement on cooperation between antimonopoly agencies.

9. Continue to hold the BRICS Think-Tank Symposiums, and consider establishing a network of research centers of all BRICS countries.

10. Hold another business forum prior to the next BRICS Leaders Meeting.

11. Strengthen financial cooperation among the BRICS Development Banks.

12. Implement the Protocol of Intent among the BRIC countries' supreme courts.

13. Release the Joint Statistical Publication by BRICS Countries.

14. Continue to hold the Meeting of Cooperatives.

II. New areas of cooperation

1. Host the First BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Governments Cooperation Forum in 2011 in China.

2. Host the Meeting of Ministers of Health in 2011 in China.

3. Engage in joint research on economic and trade issues.

4. Update, as appropriate, the bibliography on the BRICS countries.

III. New proposals to explore

1. Cooperate in the cultural field according to the agreement of the BRICS leaders.

2. Encourage cooperation in sports.

3. Explore the feasibility to cooperate in the field of green economy.

4. Hold a meeting of senior officials for discussing ways of promoting scientific, technological and innovation cooperation in BRICS format, including establishing a working group on cooperation in pharmaceutical industry.

5. Establish, at UNESCO, a "BRICS-UNESCO Group," aiming at developing common strategies within the mandate of the organization.

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com

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