BRICS leaders officially start summit in India's Goa
The eighth BRICS summit officially kicks off in India's Goa, where five leaders of the group’s member states are supposed to adopt a cooperation plan for the near future, Sputnik reported.
The official summit welcoming ceremony has started, bringing together leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
They will hold a restricted session meeting and a plenary session. BRICS Goa declaration and the near-term cooperation plan will be announced afterward.
In the afternoon, BRICS leaders will meet with BIMSTEC group (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) made up of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.