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Brics summit to be held in Durban

2012-08-15 09:44

Durban - Durban will host the Brics Summit in March, the Mercury reported on Wednesday.

The Brics nations are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The annual summit would be attended by their presidents and government and business delegations, the newspaper reported.

"This is an incredible honour, especially since South Africa is the newest member of this important economic and political bloc of nations," said KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize.

He made the announcement at the annual KwaZulu-Natal Growth Coalition business breakfast in Durban on Tuesday.

International relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela said the exact dates of the summit had not yet been finalised.