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Brazil to host next BRICS summit in 2019

BUENOS AIRES, November 30. /TASS/. The leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations have agreed to hold their next summit in Brazil in 2019, according to the statement passed after their informal meeting on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.

"We look forward to the 11th BRICS Summit to be hosted by Brazil in 2019 and extend our full support to Brazil as the incoming BRICS Chair," the statement says.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Buenos Aires earlier in the day to attend the Group of Twenty summit. Before that, he held an informal meeting with his BRICS counterparts.