IP- Gennady Krasnikov, the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), stated that people in BRICS countries are turning to the scientific community to address issues such as climate change, food security, healthcare, and energy demand.

Iran Press/Europe: Krasnikov made the remarks during a meeting of the heads of the BRICS Academies of Sciences at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The meeting is part of the broader program of events scheduled by Russia's presidency in BRICS in 2024.

Krasnikov noted that the meeting is being held for the first time with the participation of representatives from the Iranian and Egyptian academic communities.

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi has attended the meeting on behalf of the Islamic Republic.

Krasnikov emphasized the importance of the meeting, which coincides with the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the decision by the 42nd UNESCO Assembly to include this day in its list of important global dates.

The BRICS nations, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, have long recognized the importance of scientific cooperation in addressing global challenges. Krasnikov's remarks highlight the growing focus on leveraging science and technology to tackle pressing issues such as food security, healthcare, and energy demand.

The inclusion of Iran and Egypt in the meeting is a significant development, as it suggests an expansion of the BRICS scientific community and a recognition of the need for broader international collaboration to tackle these complex problems.

The timing of the meeting, coinciding with the 300th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences, underscores the historical significance of the event and the role of Russia in facilitating scientific cooperation among the BRICS nations.

Overall, the meeting reflects the BRICS countries' commitment to using science and technology as a tool for addressing global challenges and promoting sustainable development within their respective regions and the broader international community.