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Russian President wants BRICS to tackle geopolitics

Says Russia intends to create a BRICS council to promote trade, investment within the group

Reuters  |  Moscow 

Russia wants the BRICS group of major emerging economies to broaden its role and get more involved in geopolitics, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Friday. Putin, who has frequently criticised European and US activities and has teamed up with fellow BRICS nation China to counter Western clout, spoke before a summit next week of the group, which also includes Brazil, India and South Africa. He told news agency Itar-Tass that the BRICS members were working on joint declarations on the conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan, Iran's nuclear programme, the ...

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First Published: Fri, March 22 2013. 04:33 IST