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BRICS should uphold global peace, stability: Xi

BRICS should uphold global peace, stability: Xi

Sep 03, 2017 - 17:51

XIAMEN, China (Pajhwok):  Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that BRICS member countries should uphold global peace and stability as he stressed a vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.

"We BRICS countries are committed to upholding global peace and contributing to the international security order," he said in his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum scheduled for Sept. 3-4 in the southeastern coastal city of Xiamen.

BRICS countries held this year the meeting of high representatives for security issues and the meeting of ministers of foreign affairs and international relations.

The countries have put in place the regular meeting mechanism for permanent representatives to the multilateral institutions and convened the Foreign Policy Planning Dialogue, the Meeting of Counter-Terrorism Working Group, the Meeting of Cybersecurity Working Group, and the Consultation on Peacekeeping Operations.

 “These efforts aim to strengthen consultation and coordination on major international and regional issues and build synergy among BRICS countries,” Xi said.

The Chinese leader said they should uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and basic norms governing international relations, firmly support multilateralism, work for greater democracy in international relations, and oppose hegemonism and power politics.

He also called on BRICS countries to take a constructive part in the process of resolving geopolitical hotspot issues and make due contributions.

"I am convinced that as long as we take a holistic approach to fighting terrorism in all its forms, and address both its symptoms and root causes, terrorists will have no place to hide," he said.

He believed dialogue, consultation and negotiation could create conditions for achieving political settlement of issues such as Syria, Libya and the Palestine-Israel conflict.


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