BRISBANE, November 15. /TASS/. At a meeting of the leaders of BRICS countries on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the BRICS leaders to a summit in Ufa, the capital of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, on July 8-9.
“As of April next year Russia will take over the rotating presidency of the BRICS group. Our efforts will be focused on the further expansion of cooperation within our association. Russia is drafting an economic partnership strategy and an investment cooperation road map,” Putin said at a meeting of the BRICS leaders.
“I would like to invite you all to the Russian city of Ufa on July 8-9 for joint work. We shall be getting ready for this event together,” Putin said.
Taking part in the meeting were Vladimir Putin, Brazil’s president Dilma Rouseff, China’s President Xi Jinping, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.