The eighth summit was officially opened in the Indian state of Goa on Sunday morning. To sign the prepared a large package of documents: in addition to the Declaration the Goa action plan, which will determine the priority of cooperation over the coming years, as well as other important documents in the field of economic, financial and humanitarian cooperation, reports RIA “Novosti”. Yesterday in the presence of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed defence contracts with India worth billions of dollars.
Formally, the leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) held its first meeting on Saturday in the format of an informal dinner. On the same day, they managed to hold two sessions of a joint photography – in the Indian national dress Bundy, and then, after dinner, with the captains and youth teams championship, the BRICS in football.
Official events of the summit will be held in hotel Taj Exotica. The leaders will hold a meeting in a narrow format, will meet with representatives of the BRICS Business Council, will hold a plenary meeting with the participation of national delegations, after which the documents will be signed.
Towards evening, BRICS leaders will move to the Leela, here, the leaders of the five will meet with representatives of the countries of the regional grouping BIMSTEC (the full name is “Bay of Bengal Initiative for multi-sectoral technical and economic cooperation”). Apart from India, this Association consists of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand.