Cape Town: BRICS nations should strengthen cooperation and coordination to play their roles in safeguarding international and regional peace and stability, Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi said.
Yang made the remarks at a meeting of BRICS senior representatives on national security held Friday in South Africa`s Cape Town city, reported Xinhua.
He also said cyber and information security is vital to national security and social stability, and thus BRICS members should jointly promote information security and solve cyber disputes through negotiation.
BRICS countries should strengthen cooperation on cyber security and set up platforms for exchanges, he added.
BRICS refers to Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
During his meeting with India`s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, Yang said China hoped the two sides would continue to strengthen cooperation and communication, enhance coordination in regional and international affairs and work together to maintain peace in the border areas.
Menon hoped that China and India could maintain high level exchanges, cement various negotiation mechanisms and expand cooperation to push forward bilateral relations to a higher level.