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Sandy beaches of Goa welcome world leaders for BRICS summit

Last updated on: October 15, 2016 21:25 IST

A summit of the world’s top five emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- begins on Saturday in Goa.

The leaders of these five countries have gathered in Goa’s Benaulim to discuss cooperation, trade and terrorism. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi don matching traditional jackets with South African President Jacob Zuma, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer ahead of the informal dinner at the BRICS summit. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

China's President Xi Jinping greets PM Modi at the BRICS Summit in Goa. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

Indian Prime Minister holds restricted talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the BRICS summit. The two sides are expected to sign over a dozen agreements especially in the field of defence and energy. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

 

South African President Jacob Zuma is all smiles as he greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed to Goa by Minister of State for Ministry of External Affairs General V K Singh (retired). Putin arrived in Goa after a delay of nine hours due to fog. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

South African President Jacob Zuma received at INS Hansa airbase by Union Minister of State for Ministry of External Affairs V K Singh. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Goa. Don't miss Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's colourful shirt. Well, may be he's in a holiday mood. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

An anti-aircraft weapon is seen on a beach near one of the venues of the BRICS Summit, in Cavelossim in Goa. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

People walk out of one of the venues of the BRICS Summit in Benaulim. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters