JOHANNESBURG – BRICS leaders are on Thursday morning locked in a closed session where formal talks will take place.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was the last head of state to arrive for the summit this morning.
The five heads of state from the BRICS nations smiled and held hands as they posed for a group photo before formal talks began.
Following the talks behind closed doors, the heads of state will address the summit.
There’s expected to be a formal signing of what was agreed to behind closed doors later this afternoon.
As part of the BRICS programme, the heads of state will travel to Maropeng, which is 50km outside of Johannesburg for a retreat.