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Putin’s participation in Brics Summit confirmed by videoconference

Moscow, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in the 15th Brics Summit by videoconference format from August 22 to 24 and will report on Russia's priorities in 2024, the Kremlin reported today.

According to the Presidency of that country, in the sessions of the meeting and during the informal meeting of the leaders, current issues related to the activities of the organization will be discussed, including its possible expansion, the global and regional agenda, and the development prospects of the group. Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

In addition, the appointment in South Africa will include a meeting of the leaders of the “quintet” in the Brics+ and Brics Outreach formats.

According to the report, the leaders of more than 50 countries and the heads of executive structures of regional organizations have been invited.

The Brics Business Forum will be held after the Summit and the Russian Head of State will deliver a video speech to the participants and guests.

At the end of the three-day event, the top heads of the five countries will set the agreements of the Johannesburg Declaration, the press service said.

The Kremlin also recalled that a Russian delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, will be present in Johannesburg.