BRICS Youth Forum opens in Beijing

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Beijing, July 25 (IANS) The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opened here in China on Tuesday to discuss youth development in the BRICS member-nations.

Themed “Enhance BRICS Partnership, Promote Youth Development,” the three-day forum gathered 50 youth representatives working as civil servants, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists and journalists from BRICS countries, Xinhua news agency reported.

Representatives will hold discussions on issues concerning youth policies and entrepreneurship, as well as the roles of BRICS youth in global governance, before formulating an action plan for the forum.

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa first came up with the idea of establishing a dialogue mechanism for BRICS youth in 2014 during a meeting between BRICS leaders in South Africa.

In the past three years, the forum has had success in various fields, such as youth policies and employment through dialogue.

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