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8 October 2015

BRICS Ministerial Migration Meeting

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On 8 October 2015, the first BRICS Ministerial migration meeting and the Round table on "New strategies of managing migration as the key to a successful development of society", took place in Sochi. The event addressed the regulation of migration processes, which are gaining strategic importance in light of the ongoing events in the Middle East.

The Russian delegation was led by Konstantin Romodanovsky, Head of the Russian Federal Migration Service. The events were attended by Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs of India; Zheng Baigang, Head of the Exit and Entry Administration at the Ministry of Public Security of China; Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs of South Africa; Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Executive Secretary of the CIS; and high- ranking representatives from the Eurasian Economic Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the migration agencies of the CIS member states, the International Organisation for Migration, the relevant UN agencies and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

“Proxy Centre” company provided such services as transport support, guests’ online registration and onsite accreditation, visa support and logistic and administrative support for delegations on the venue.

At the end of the BRICS-format meeting, the heads of the association's migration services adopted a joint statement on stepping up cooperation in the migration sphere along the following lines: interaction in the information sphere, countering illegal migration and international protection.