BRICS Summit 2017

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China has released the theme and the cooperation priorities of the 2017 BRICS Summit which is scheduled to begin in September 2017.

The summit will take place in Xiamen which is located in east China’s Fujian Province.

The summit will be held under the theme “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”.

It will also feature five key priorities such as deepening cooperation, strengthening global governance, carrying out people-to-people exchanges, making institutional improvements and building broader partnerships.

The BRICS comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The inaugural summit was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2009. So far a total of eight summits have taken place.

Last year’s summit was hosted by India at Goa.