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Russia is not looking to oust Syrian leader Al-Assad and wants the conflicting parties to negotiate, says president.
BRICS members advocate the creation of a just system of global economic relations, said the Russian president.
China hopes to 'inject new and strong impetus to the growth of the comprehensive strategic partnership' with Russia.
Moscow will use its presidency to focus on the development of the situation in Afghanistan.
In their joint press conference, Putin said he had heated debate with the French leader on Syria.
Moscow says it is concerned by growth in terrorism in Africa and the war in Mali.