TEHRAN, YJC. -- In the sideline of two- day BRICS' summit in South Africa's coastal resort of Durban, Russia has offered South Africa assistance and credit support in the creation of a nuclear energy industry in the country.
A number of documents have been signed in the wake of negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South African counterpart jacob Zuma.
Putin arrived in South Africa on tuesday for BRICS meeting which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Leaders of the five countries that the World Bank says are driving global economic growth — arrived in South Africa's coastal resort of Durban for a two-day summit to start Tuesday evening.
South Africa also signed a raft of agreements with Russia and China on Tuesday, from maintenance for Russian helicopters in Africa to exchanges of solar and nuclear technology.
Leaders of the five-nation BRICS forum of emerging market powers prepared to strengthen cooperation and reduce dependence on the West.