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    2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen (35)

    Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the 9th BRICS summit plenary session and delivered the opening speech.

    XIAMEN (China) (Sputnik) — Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the plenary session of the 9th BRICS summit in the country's southeastern city of Xiamen calling on the bloc to intensify cooperation efforts.

    "Now I declare that the plenary session of the BRICS summit starts… We must redouble our efforts to usher in the second golden decade of BRICS cooperation," Xi said.

    The Xiamen summit is being held from September 3-5 in the new BRICS Plus format, with leaders of such non-BRICS countries as Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Guinea and Tajikistan also taking part, along with the member-states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

    2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen (35)


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