The 8th annual BRICS conference is taking place on October 15-16 in the Indian state of Goa and will be attended by the five countries' leaders, who will discuss a plan for cooperation in the near future as well as a wide range of political, economic and security issues.
A number of bilateral meetings between the BRICS presidents is set to take place on the sidelines of the Goa summit.
BRICS is an association of five developing economies which comprise over one third of the world's population. The BRICS member-states (China, Russia, Brazil, India and South Africa) have a combined nominal GDP equivalent to approximately 20 percent of the gross world product.
BRICS countries managed to make a significant contribution to resolving pressing international issues, Alissa Wang, the chair of summit studies for the BRICS Research Group at the University of Toronto, told Sputnik.
The BRICS summit's declaration on boosting counter-terrorism shows that BRICS countries support Moscow's position on the situation in Syria, according to Russian political analyst Vladimir Lepekhin.
The BRICS agenda is expanding, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Monday.
Chinese presidency in BRICS in 2017 will focus on mainly economic agenda, Russia's BRICS Sherpa and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Monday.
Moscow is satisfied with the 8th BRICS summit outcome, Deputy Foreign Minister and Russia's BRICS Sherpa Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Monday.
Vladimir Putin explained Moscow's position on the conflict in Syria during the restricted meeting with BRICS leaders in India's Goa.
The second day of the 8th BRICS summit began with leaders of the member states arriving in Taj Exotica – a luxury hotel, where most meetings were held. Despite the busy schedule and the serious agenda, it seemed that all of them were impressed by the relaxing tropical atmosphere of Goa, which made their dialogue even more sincere and friendly.
Vladimir Putin suggested Sunday BRICS states to foster cooperative efforts in fighting dangerous diseases like ebola and zika.
Vladimir Putin states that anti-Russian sanctions will not facilitate the settlements of the conflicts.
BRICS member states stand for fighting terrorism and favour conflicts' settlement only by peaceful means.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a press conference on the sidelines of the eighth BRICS summit in Goa on Sunday, October 16.
Eight BRICS Summit resulted in the signing of a memorandum of understanding on establishment of a platform for BRICS agriculture research, a directive on committee for BRICS customs cooperation and a memorandum of understanding between BRICS countries' diplomatic academies.
Russia favors cooperation with the BRICS in such fields like trade, economic and investment cooperation.
BRICS NDB calls on the BRICS members to share their expertise in the areas of success, NDB President Kundapur Vaman Kamath told Sputnik on Sunday.
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.
The BRICS-created New Development Bank is to issue the first Indian rupee bond in the first quarter of 2017.
Falling oil prices have prompted Russia to sell some of its state assets, attracting new investors from India.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund and the BRICS Development Bank have discussed building a hydroelectric power plant in India.
The new Russia-India investment fund may finance Kamaz truck manufacturing and Russia's rail network.
Indian PM called Pakistan the "mothership of terrorism" at a restricted BRICS Leaders meeting in Goa.