SCO, BRICS, EAEU leaders to discuss cooperation at Ufa summit

The agendas of the SCO and BRICS summits in Ufa will not overlap, as the organisations have different objectives, Russia's Special Presidential Envoy to the SCO Bakhtiyer Khakimov told a news conference at Rossiya Segodnya.

"BRICS is concerned with cooperation on more global matters. It is a forum, a platform primarily for economic issues. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a multifunctional structure with several key spheres of activity - security, politics, the economy and the humanitarian sphere," he said.

At the same time, Mr Khakimov said a meeting of SCO, BRICS and Eurasian Economic Union leaders will take place on July 9. The SCO will be represented both by heads of member states and heads of observer states. The topic of the meeting, which will take the form of an open-ended discussion, is cooperation for prosperity and development.