Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the BRICS summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen, Monday. At the meeting, Putin noted that relations between Russia and India are strategic and have deep historical roots. «It should be noted that the outcomes of our joint work are positive indeed,” the Russian president said, adding that trade between the two... Еще BRICS nations had grown by “almost 22 percent” in the first six months of this year. During the BRICS summit, Putin and his counterparts from Brazil, China, India and South Africa are set to discuss the main directions for further cooperation between the countries. A number of bilateral meetings are expected to take place during the summit. Besides the remaining four members of the BRICS, China will also host representatives of five other guest countries, namely Egypt, Kenya, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand, in the so-dubbed 'BRICS Plus' format.