On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the BRICS summit, which includes Russia, China, India, Brazil and South Africa, and will be held remotely under the chairmanship of China.
It is expected that the leaders of the five countries will discuss the state and prospects of cooperation between them in the fields of politics, economy and culture, the Kremlin press service confirmed.
The leaders will also discuss topical international and regional issues. They will make a closing statement following the summit.
Among the main items on the agenda will be the expansion of the group, as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced last May that Argentina and Saudi Arabia had expressed interest in joining the BRICS.
An important topic for discussion will be partial disposal of the dollar in administrative transactions between countries, bearing in mind that the President of Russia indicated that Russia and BRICS partners are studying the creation of reliable mechanisms for commercial transactions, in addition to establishing an international reserve currency based on the BRICS currency basket. use of the Russian payment system “Mir”.
After the main events of the BRICS summit, on June 24, the President of Russia is scheduled to speak at a meeting in the BRICS+ format with the participation of the leaders of a number of invited countries.
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