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BRICS leaders meet on sidelines of G20 summit

IANS 15 Nov 2014, 6:49:12 AM IST

Brisbane: The leaders of the BRICS countries met here on Saturday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit.

The leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South African President Jacob Zuma and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, are expected to discuss enhancing cooperation among the BRICS countries, Xinhua reported.

"Namaste! Leaving for my first programme, the Informal BRICS meeting," tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

The meeting was held hours ahead of the G20 Summit slated for Nov 15-16.