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GLONASS UNION at the “BRICS countries' economic cooperation as the basis for a multipolar world” conference

GLONASS Union participated in the International research and practice conference "BRICS countries' economic cooperation as the basis for a multipolar world", which took place April 2 in Moscow. The conference was organized by The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Andrey Ionin, GLONASS Union chief analyst, has delivered the report "Navigation technologies in BRICS countries: new provisions for cooperation and common initiatives" and took part in discussion of BRICS cooperation priorities as part of the Panel session "BRICS: Russian business perspectives".

BRICS today have three navigation satellite systems: Russian GLONASS – one of the two global systems; Chinese Beidou that is underway (working as regional system since 2013); Indian regional IRNSS, launched this year. Interaction of these three systems can provide BRICS and their allies with national sovereignty; form the basis for their cooperation in a wide range of technological trends, mainly in consumer-oriented navigation technologies.  The focal area here is the navigation technology (equipment, systems, services) for road transport.

Russia is rapidly developing cooperation with China and India in the field of navigation technologies.  One of the upcoming trends is state urgent response system for road accidents. In 2015 Russia was the first in the world to launch such system and is ready to offer its partners – BRICS, EEU and SCO, tried and tested ERA-GLONASS standards for establishment of their own national systems.  In this case it's reasonable to use GLONASS/BeiDou/IRNSS standard as a common standard for such state systems in BRICS and SCO countries.

April 1, 2015 Russia took over BRICS presidency; annual BRICs summit will take place this July in Russia – the city of Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan. The "BRICS countries' economic cooperation as the basis for a multipolar world" conference was intended to evaluate cooperation potential of BRICS countries in the trade-investment, monetary-financial and technological fields. The conference participants – Russian experts of different industries and scientific spheres, discussed priorities of cooperation, efficient implementation methods, provisions and risks of expanding connections between BRICS countries.

Following the results of the conference, the suggestions for more profound cooperation in different fields between BRICS countries have been developed, to be directed to the Presidential Administration and Federal Governmental Authorities.