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Xi urges BRICS to safeguard int'l fairness, justice

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday urged BRICS members to jointly work to safeguard international equity and justice, and build a peaceful and stable environment for development.

BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — should continue to strengthen cooperation in political security while respecting each other's concerns and giving consideration to each other's interests, Xi said while addressing a BRICS leaders' meeting on the sidelines of a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in Hangzhou.

The president called upon the emerging-market bloc to help build new-type international relations featuring win-win cooperation and cultivate a peaceful, stable, equitable and reasonable international order.

The BRICS members should insist that each country chooses its development path in accordance with its national conditions, and resolutely opposes the interference in its internal affairs by external forces, Xi said.

The president also called for increased cooperation in the fields of counter-terrorism, outer space, energy security, and cyber security under the framework of BRICS.

Xi urged BRICS countries to build new-type global development partnership in line with the G20's action plan for implementing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and push developed countries to fulfill their commitments and provide strong support for developing countries to reach development goals.

[Source: Xinhua, Hangzhou, 04Sep16]

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