Brazil, Russia, India and China, known as BRIC countries, held two summits before South Africa joined their ranks to form BRICS.
The First BRIC Summit was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on June 16, 2009, with a focus on the reform of international financial institutions, food security, energy security, climate change and development assistance.
The Second BRIC Summit was held in Brasilia, Brazil, on April 15, 2010. Leaders addressed issues such as global governance, international economic and financial issues, agriculture, poverty, terrorism and cultural dialogues.
(Source: Xinhua News Agency)