As the Chair of BRICS for 2016, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India is privileged to host the BRICS Development Partnership Administrators' (DPA) Meeting on 6-7 August 2016 in New Delhi. The discussions will take forward the talks initiated
under the Chairmanship of Russia in December 2015, in line with this year’s theme of Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions.
The Meeting will provide a forum for the BRICS DPAs to exchange ideas on key issues of global, national and sectoral significance in the field of development cooperation and share knowledge on best practices and the challenges to be approached and mitigated
through policy actions in this area. They will also have an opportunity to interact with members of the Forum for Indian Development Cooperation (FIDC), a tripartite initiative of the Development Partnership Administration of India's Ministry of External Affairs,
academia and civil society for exploring various facets of development cooperation.
The respective country delegations will be led by Mr Fabiano Burkhardt from the Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi (Brazil); Mr. Mikhail Ermolov, Department of International Development and Cooperation with International Organizations of the Federal Agency for
the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) (Russia); Mr. Dinkar Asthana, Joint Secretary, Development Partnership Administration-II, Ministry of External Affairs (India);
and Ms. Dineo Mathlako, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (South Africa). The People's Republic of China will be represented by its Mission in New Delhi.
August, 03 2016
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