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Fourth BRICS Summit starts plenary session

(Xinhua)

17:12, March 29, 2012

NEW DELHI, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The plenary session of the fourth BRICS Summit started here on Thursday morning.

BRICS should be working together to promote sustained global economic growth, speaking with one voice on important international issues and sharing experiences among member countries, said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whiled addressing the session.

"We should encourage greater cooperation among our business community, issues like visas must be clarified as long as BRICS countries have strong interest in removing barriers to trade and investment flow global," Singh said.

Singh also mentioned that the BRICS bloc, as members of Group of 20, should work together to ensure that an appropriate solution to be found for Europe to help itself and bring life to Doha round.

During the session, leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will elaborate their positions on global governance, sustainable development, and cooperation among BRICS countries.

Agreements to boost up trade cooperation and a joint declaration were expected to be signed after the Plenary Session.

The summit, featuring the theme of BRICS countries' commitment to the partnership of stability, security and prosperity, was chaired by Singh and also attended by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao, and South African President Jacob Zuma.

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