23 Aug 2023 14:33

Next BRICS summit to be held in Kazan in 2024 - Putin

MOSCOW. Aug 23 (Interfax) - Plans have been made to hold the next BRICS summit in Kazan in October 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"We plan to hold a BRICS summit in Kazan in October 2024. We will agree on the exact dates with our colleagues through diplomatic channels," Putin said at the BRICS summit on Wednesday. The speech was made online.

Events will also be held in the well-established BRICS+ format, Putin said.

In total, during its chairmanship of BRICS, Russia is planning to hold around 200 political, economic and public events in more than ten cities, he said.

Putin proposed that BRICS set up a permanent transport commission to promote the development of logistics and transport corridors, including the North-South project.

"With the consent of our partners, Russia could work on this idea while chairing BRICS in 2024," Putin said.