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Source: Small Island Developing States

The 11th BRICS Summit will convene in Brasília, Brazil. The 2019 Brazilian Presidency focuses on the theme, ‘BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future’.

The BRICS countries, Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa, convene for a BRICS Leaders’ Summit annually. Discussions focus on spheres of political and socioeconomic coordination, in which member countries have identified business opportunities, economic complementarities and areas of cooperation.

The new areas of BRICS cooperation spearheaded by Brazil, are: strengthening of cooperation on science, technology and innovation; enhancement of cooperation on digital economy; invigoration of cooperation on the fight against transnational crime, especially against organized crime, money laundering and drug trafficking; and encouragement to the rapprochement between the New Development Bank (NDB) and the BRICS Business Council.

The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 10th BRICS Summit is here.

dates: 13-14 November 2019
location: Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
www: http://brics2019.itamaraty.gov.br/en/brasilia-summit/basic-information

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