Putin Arrives in Durban for South African BRICS Summit

DURBAN, March 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Durban on a two-day visit Tuesday to attend the fifth BRICS summit with the leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa.

During the visit, Putin is expected to hold talks with South African President Jacob Zuma, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Russia’s presidential aide Yury Ushakov said Putin was due to hold bilateral talks with the South African president Tuesday after which the leaders will sign a raft of documents and make a joint statement. The Russian president will later meet with India’s premier and attend a cultural program, Putin’s aide said. The talks between the Russian and Egyptian leaders are due on Wednesday.

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