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    The eighth BRICS summit officially kicks off in India's Goa.

    Russian President, Vladimir Putin arrives at the airport in Goa on October 15, 2016
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    GOA (Sputnik) — The eighth BRICS summit officially kicks off in India's Goa, where five leaders of the group’s member states are supposed to adopt a cooperation plan for the near future, a Sputnik correspondent reported Sunday.

    The official summit welcoming ceremony has started, bringing together leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

    They will hold a restricted session meeting and a plenary session. BRICS Goa declaration and the near-term cooperation plan will be announced afterward.

    In the afternoon, BRICS leaders will meet with BIMSTEC group (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) made up of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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