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    Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during the BRICS Business Council prior the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks at BRICS Plenary Session - Video

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    The two-day 11th summit of BRICS member states — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — kicked off in Brasilia on Wednesday and has gathered the leaders of the international association, which aims to promote multipolarity on the global scene.

    During its BRICS presidency in 2020, Russia will promote close cooperation in the fight against money-laundering and the financing of terrorism, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

    "The Russian presidency plans to work closely with partners in combating money-laundering and terrorism financing, as well as in the return of criminally acquired assets," Putin said at a plenary meeting of the BRICS summit.

    Russia's presidency in BRICS next year will be held under the slogan “Partnership for global stability, common security and innovative growth,” Putin added.

    "The slogan of the Russian presidency will be the BRICS Partnership in the interest of global stability, common security and innovative growth. We plan to hold about 150 events at various levels. In addition to the main event - the BRICS summit in St. Petersburg - numerous meetings and forums will be held in Chelyabinsk, other Russian cities," Putin said at a plenary meeting of the BRICS summit.

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