Brasilia: The world`s main emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China -- known as the BRIC countries -- are to hold their second summit in Brasilia on April 16, Brazilian officials said on Wednesday.
The leaders of the informal group first met under the BRIC banner in June 2009 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. During those talks, they expressed reservations over the US dollar remaining the world`s de facto reserve currency.
The Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported that Chinese President Hu Jintao would likely continue to Brazil from the BRIC meeting for an official visit.
The BRIC summit in Brasilia is to be preceded on April 15 by a meeting between the leaders of Brazil, India and South Africa called to boost political and trade ties, a Foreign
Ministry official said.