New challenges and threats in this regard require international cooperation, including by discussing a possible framework for cooperation, including a binding UN universal regulatory instrument for the criminal use of ICTs. We recognize the progress made by the BRICS in promoting cooperation by the Working Group on Security in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (WGSICT), which endorsed its revised terms of reference, and by the BRICS Roadmap for Practical Cooperation to Ensure Security in the Use of ICTs. In view of previous BRICS summits, we reaffirm the importance of creating a legal framework for BRICS cooperation to ensure security in the use of ICTs and recognize the work of the WGSICT to discuss and develop proposals in this regard. We take note of both Russia`s proposal for a BRICS intergovernmental agreement on cooperation to ensure security in the use of ICTs and Brazil`s initiative on bilateral agreements between the BRICS in this regard. Three additional protocols to the agreement have been published. In May 2015, Brazil and Mexico took steps to increase bilateral trade and investment over the next few years by signing a series of agreements to expand and deepen Economic Complement Agreement No. 53. Two months later, from 7 to 8 July, they held their first round of negotiations for the enlargement of ACE No. 53. Another round of negotiations was held in Mexico City from 10 to 12 November 2015.
The ensuing round of negotiations was held in Brasilia from 16 to 18 February 2016. The fourth round of negotiations ended on 7 July 2016 in Brasilia. The fiftieth round took place on 1 October 2016 in Mexico City. In addition to the agreement with IPEA, the Brazilian office has since concluded technical cooperation agreements on development with the federal authorities, in particular the Ministry of the Environment (with regard to sustainable development studies) and the Ministry of Science and Technology. . . .