On 28 October 2015, the Foreign Ministry's Diplomatic Academy hosted a Forum of Young Diplomats from the BRICS countries. It was attended by employees of foreign ministries and embassies of Brazil, India, China and South Africa and representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry under 35 years of age.
The participants were greeted by the Academy's Rector Evgeny Bazhanov, Director of the Foreign Ministry's Foreign Policy Planning Department Alexander Tokovinin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federative Republic of Brazil Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of South Africa Henry William Short, the First Secretary of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China Gou Yonghai and representative of the Embassy of the Republic of India Kishan Dan Dewall. The speakers noted the successful cooperation of the BRICS countries in the economy, trade, finance, science and technology and emphasised the importance of establishing direct contacts between the younger generations in their countries.
“Proxy Centre” company was responsible for elaboration of the online registration portal, onsite operation of the BRICS Information and Accreditation desks. Besides, the company was providing transportation, administrative, logistics and visa support for the Forum’s guests.