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BRICS summit to focus on deepening cooperation

BRICS summit to focus on deepening cooperation

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Sep 03, 2017 - 01:11

XIAMEN, CHINA (Pajhwok): The upcoming BRICS summit will derive the way forward for practical and comprehensive cooperation between member countries and other emerging economies, the organizing committee said on Saturday.

This was stated by Jiang Zengwei, director of the organizing committee of the BRICS Business Forum 2017 and Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).

Hosted by President Xi Jinping on September 5, the summit had a significant role to play in revival of sluggish global economy with enhancing the circle of friends to convert it into BRICS Plus, he told a huge gathering of journalists here at BRICS media center.

He said Chinese President Xi Jinping would deliver a key note speech to be focused on progress made by member countries --- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- in the last decade.

Xi will host a meeting of BRICS leaders, discussing the worldinfo-icon economy, global governance, international and regional hotspot issues and national security and development, he said.

The BRICS forum is an important event for BRICS leaders to meet each year to exchange discussions on hot issues of common concern, to rally consensus and to develop policy statements.

Jiang said the larger meeting would focus on deepening cooperation and promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges, as well as enhancing institution building.

He added leaders from five other emerging markets and developing countries -Egypt, Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan and Thailand -would attend the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries during the summit and engage in dialogue with the BRICS members.

A statement will be released on the outcomes achieved on implementing a sustainable development agenda, promoting South-South cooperation, building partnerships and improving global governance, he also noted.

The BRICS leaders will also attend the opening ceremony of the BRICS Cultural Festival and Photo Exhibition, a meeting of the BRICS Business Council .

China expects outcomes in several areas, including strengthening economic and security cooperation, increasing cultural and people-to-people exchanges and enhancing institution building, as well as promoting stronger partnerships with other emerging market countries and developing countries, he said.

"It is in the interests of all sides to strengthen cooperation among emerging markets and developing countries through the BRICS platform", Jiang said.

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