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BRICS Leaders Holding Meeting in Extended Format at Goa Summit

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The leaders of the BRICS member states are holding a meeting in an extended format on the sidelines of the eighth BRICS Summit in Goa.

A security personnel stands guard outside one of the venues of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit, in Benaulim in the western state of Goa, India, October 14, 2016. - Sputnik International
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GOA (India) (Sputnik) – Global economic situation and the fight against international terrorism are expected to dominate the agenda at the negotiations of the BRICS group of developing economies. The leaders are also expected to focus on the Syrian crisis.

Earlier in the day, the leaders have already met in a restricted format. At the meeting, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on his counterparts to cooperate in adopting comprehensive convention on international terrorism and stressed that he considered the simultaneous development of the BRICS member states the best option for global economy.

The eighth annual BRICS event is taking place this weekend in India’s Goa and is attended by all five leaders, who are set to discuss a plan for cooperation in the near future as well as a wide range of political, economic and security issues.

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