Visit to Republic of South Africa. BRICS Summit
Vladimir Putin made a working visit to the Republic of South Africa. Following Russian-South African talks, the Joint Declaration on full-fledged strategic partnership between Russia and South Africa was approved, and a package of bilateral documents on cooperation in various fields was signed. Furthermore, the President of Russia participated in the BRICS summit. Summit participants passed the eThekwini Declaration and Action Plan. In addition, BRICS leaders met with heads of African states.