BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) — Yang Jiechi, director of the Bureau of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chaired the 12th BRICS National Security Senior Officials and Advisors’ Meeting Thursday.
Yang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said that facing various risks and challenges, China’s proposed Global Security Initiative has brought Chinese wisdom to solving the current global security dilemma and provided important guidelines for building a world of lasting peace and universal security.
Yang pointed out that the BRICS group was born in the historical wave of the collective rise of emerging and developing countries, and represents the course of evolution and adjustment of the world model and international order. Yang called on the five countries to follow the trend of the times, respond to the changing times, and bring more stability and positive energy to the turbulent international situation.
Yang also urged the BRICS countries to practice genuine multilateralism, address both traditional and non-traditional security threats in a coordinated manner, advocate solidarity, and coordinate security and development to achieve “common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.” .
The meeting reviewed the work of the Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity Working Group, agreed to jointly advance plans and roadmaps for international cooperation on counterterrorism and cybersecurity, and defended the United Nations’ central coordinating role in the global counterterrorism cause, and called for a more inclusive one , more representative and democratic global internet governance system.
Minister in the Presidency of South Africa Mondli Gungubele; Brazilian Minister of Institutional Security Augusto Heleno; the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev; and India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval attended the meeting.
Participants engaged in an in-depth exchange of views and reached consensus on key issues such as strengthening multilateralism and global governance, responding to emerging threats and challenges to national security, and strengthening and improving governance at new borders.
All parties expressed their willingness to work towards a fruitful outcome at the 14th BRICS Summit.
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