Putin on BRICS co-op

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Added On September 2, 2017

Russia highly values the multifaceted cooperation with BRICS to create a fair multipolar world and equal development conditions for all.
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin made the remarks in a signed article published on Friday.
 
In the article for the 9th BRICS Summit, Putin said he appreciated China's significant contribution as this year's chair of the organization.
 
The BRICS is the acronym for a group of five emerging economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 
 
Originally the first four were grouped as "BRIC" before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010. Since 2009, the BRICS countries have met annually at formal summits.
 
Putin said Russia stands for closer coordination of the BRICS countries' foreign policies, primarily at the United Nations and Group of 20, as well as other international organizations. 
 
The president also called for promoting the interaction of the BRICS countries in the area of global information security. 
 
Putin said he is convinced that the Xiamen Summit will help invigorate the countries' efforts towards finding solutions to the challenges of the 21st century and will propel cooperation within BRICS to a higher level.