BRICS meet reached `a lot of consensus` on key issues: China

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 20:39

Beijing: China on Friday said the two-day BRICS meeting in New Delhi achieved "a lot of consensus" over a host of issues concerning global situation as well as cooperation among five member countries of the bloc.

State Councillor Dai Bingguo, who attended the meeting of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping, had in-depth talks with heads of the delegations of other member states "over international situation and BRICS countries cooperation reaching a lot of consensus," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a media briefing here answering a question.

Technically, the New Delhi meeting was the fourth get- together of the National Security Advisors of the BRICS but the first structured meeting devoted to security issues of the five-member grouping.

Besides attending the meeting, Dai, the top diplomat of China who is also the Special Representative of the India-China boundary talks, held separate meetings with NSA Shivshankar Menon and heads of other delegations to discuss bilateral and international issues.

The BRICS meeting agreed that the world was undergoing profound and important changes at present with emerging economies across the world rising one after another, becoming an important force for change in the international relations as well as in the global economic growth, Hong said.

"These countries have been playing an important role in world multi-polarity and democracy of the international relations. They are also changing the international political and economic landscape," he said.

BRICS countries "should advocate spirit of solidarity, cooperation and win-win outcome and earnestly and fully implement their mutually beneficial cooperation and strengthen coordination in regional and international affairs, uphold international fairness and justice and promote world peace and development so as to build new state-to-state relations in the era of globalisation," he said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 20:39

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