Russian, Brazilian leaders to hold bilateral talks during BRICS summit

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff on the sidelines of Thursday’s BRICS summit in China to discuss bilateral cooperation, Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko has said.

The summit of the leaders of five emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has opened in Sanya in China’s southern island of Hainan.

Medvedev’s meeting with Rousseff will be the first since she took over the Brazilian presidency on January 1.

The two leaders are expected to focus on large joint projects between Russia and Brazil during their talks, Prikhodko said.

The main areas of Russian-Brazilian cooperation include hi-tech and energy, as well as the financial and investment spheres, and space and aviation industries, he said.

Russian-Brazilian trade cooperation is also on the agenda, Prikhodko said. The two countries have announced their intention to raise their trade turnover, which stood at $4.6 billion in 2009, to $10 billion within the next few years.


MOSCOW, April 14 (RIA Novosti)

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