The 9th annual BRICS summit will try a new format, while keeping the agenda revolving around traditional grouping's priorities. The key topics at the summit will be regional and global security, trade regimes and measures to fight protectionism, ways to boost information security, work of the New Development Bank as well as cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
The Xiamen summit is being held on September 3-5 in a new so-called BRICS Plus format, with leaders of such non-BRICS countries as Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Guinea and Tajikistan also taking part.
BRICS is an international platform comprising emerging economies for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. According to the bloc's official website, it has contributed to more than 50 percent of the world economic growth during the past 10 years, since its inception in 2006.
On the sidelines of the BRICS Summit 2017 in the Chinese city of Xiamen, a local journalist’s nonchalant Hindi-speaking skill has caught the attention of Indians.
The Chinese president said, he believed the end of the recent BRICS summit would be a starting point for a close partnership between the participating countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the current situation in the Syrian civil war, particularly in Deir ez-Zor, is favourable for the Assad government, but it is too early to speak about the defeat of the Daesh terrorist group.
This is why a dialogue between BRICS member states is more constructive than the G20, according to the Russian Minister of Economic Development.
The BRICS countries might discuss the creation of cryptocurrency as an alternative to dollar and possible option for the financial settlement.
The Indian Prime Minister stated that BRICS block needs independent rating agency.
Russia has proposed creating a platform to conduct research in the energy sector for BRICS member-states, the Russian Energy Ministry said Monday.
President Vladimir Putin praised Egyptian Abdel Fattah Sisi's efforts in supporting Syrian and Libyan territorial integrity and work with Russia to help settle conflicts in the Middle East.
The Russian president stressed the importance of receiving international credit rating by the New Development Bank.
BRICS member states condemned the recent hydrogen bomb test by North Korea and called for direct dialogue by all the parties concerned.
According to the Mexican minister for Asia and the Middle East, BRICS is a good platform for sharing visions, while allowing member states to maintain their national identities.
Chinese President Xi Jinping says that China is going to contribute to the new economic and technical cooperation plan for the BRICS countries financially and to support New Development Bank project.
BRICS Leaders’ Meetings officially kicks off in the coastal Chinese city of Xiamen.
Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the 9th BRICS summit plenary session and delivered the opening speech.
President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Katyrin says that the working group on internal aviation within BRICS Business Forum plays a key role for the bloc's countries with their vast territories and a poorly developed transport infrastructure.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attended an exhibition in China on Sunday and exchanged some thoughtful and beautifully-crafted gifts.
As BRICS leaders hold talks in Xiamen, China’s coastal city is also hosting the BRICS business forum. For entrepreneurs from Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa and India it’s a perfect chance to discuss economic cooperation.
Delegate to the BRICS Business forum Jane Sun said that she hoped that the summit participants would take action to increase female leadership around the world.
Delegate to the BRICS Business forum Jane Sun stated that ninth BRICS Summit in the coastal city of Xiamen is a good opportunity for China to brand itself as a tourist destination.
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) is "proud to support" a project to improve the Russian judicial system infrastructure, which was abandoned by the World Bank due to political reasons, Paulo Nogueira Batista, the vice president of the NDB, told Sputnik on Sunday.