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Published: 22:12, May 19, 2022 | Updated: 22:43, May 19, 2022
Xi: China to work with BRICS to promote common development
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Published:22:12, May 19, 2022 Updated:22:43, May 19, 2022 By Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a video address at the opening session of the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting, May 19, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - China is willing to work with all countries including the BRICS to promote common development around the world, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory message to a virtual meeting attended by representatives from political parties, think tanks and civil society organizations in BRICS countries and other developing countries.

China is ready to work with all countries, including the BRICS countries, to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, steadily push for the implementation of Global Development Initiatives, and jointly build a global development community, Xi said

Given the fragile global economic recovery, widening development gap and serious challenges such as climate change and digital governance, the BRICS countries should remain true to its founding purposes and work with other developing countries to rise to challenges and open up brighter futures, Xi said.

China is ready to work with all countries, including the BRICS countries, to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, steadily push for the implementation of Global Development Initiatives, and jointly build a global development community, Xi said.

He stressed that political parties, think tanks and civil society organizations of BRICS and other developing countries should fulfill their responsibilities, deepen exchanges, and contribute wisdom and power to achieve common global development and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

BRICS is the acronym for an emerging-market bloc that groups Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.  

While delivering a video address at the opening session of the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Xi called on the BRICS countries to work together to build a global community of security for all.

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Xi noted that currently, the impacts of major changes and a pandemic unseen in a century are being combined, and factors of instability, uncertainty and insecurity are increasing in the international situation.

President Xi stressed that both history and reality tell us that seeking one's own security at the expense of others' will only create new tensions and risks. To promote common security in the world, he put forward not long ago the Global Security Initiative

"Despite it, peace and development remain the unchanging theme of the times, the aspiration of people across countries for a better life remains unchanged, and the historical mission for the international community to pursue solidarity and win-win cooperation remains unchanged," Xi said.

As a positive, inspiring and constructive force in the international community, the BRICS countries need to firm up belief, brave the storms and waves, and take real action to promote peace and development, uphold fairness and justice, and advocate democracy and freedom, so as to inject stability and positive energy into international relations in a period of turbulence and transformation, Xi said.

President Xi stressed that both history and reality tell us that seeking one's own security at the expense of others' will only create new tensions and risks. To promote common security in the world, he put forward not long ago the Global Security Initiative.

BRICS countries need to strengthen political mutual trust and security cooperation, maintain close communication and coordination on major international and regional issues, accommodate each other's core interests and major concerns, respect each other's sovereignty, security and development interests, oppose hegemonism and power politics, reject Cold War mentality and bloc confrontation, and work together to build a global community of security for all, Xi said.

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Development is a common task for emerging markets and developing countries, Xi underscored, adding that facing the various risks and challenges of the day, it is more than ever important for emerging markets and developing countries to strengthen solidarity and cooperation.

He called on the five BRICS countries to engage in dialogue and exchanges with more emerging markets and developing countries to increase mutual understanding and trust, tighten the bond of cooperation, and deepen the convergence of interests, so as to make the pie of cooperation bigger and the force for progress stronger, and contribute still more to the lofty vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind. 

 


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