Putin at the BRICS summit to meet with leaders of several countries

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on 26 July, will hold on the sidelines of the BRICS summit meeting with the leader of Angola’s Joao Lawrence, President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, head of Zambia Edgar Lungu and the Prime Minister of India Narendra modi, announced to journalists by the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov.

According to him, the meeting with the leaders of Zambia and Angola will be the first for presidents.

«Scheduled to meet with Angolan President Juan Lawrence. It will also be the first meeting between Vladimir Putin and John Lawrence, as he was elected President in August 2017, and it is logical to arrange the first contact, during which also will be discussed the issues of cooperation of African countries, namely Angola BRICS, as well as the situation in Africa and probably the complex of Russian-African cooperation in several areas. Angola certainly will be discussed and the issues related to diamond mining,» — said Ushakov.

With the head of Zambia Putin will discuss economic development, the elaboration of joint project in the African country of center of nuclear science and technology, and humanitarian issues. At the meeting with the President of Argentina will discuss issues of preparation for the G20 summit, which will be held in Buenos Aires from 29 November to 1 December.

«The day will conclude with a meeting with the Prime Minister of India Narendra modi,» said Ushakov.