Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting

On September 22, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the margins of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York. 

Wang Yi said that in June this year, the 14th BRICS leaders' meeting was successfully held. The leaders of the five countries had in-depth exchanges on the theme of "building high-quality partnership for new era of global development", reaching broad consensus, and starting a new journey of BRICS cooperation. 

At present, the international situation is turbulent and intertwined, and global challenges are emerging one after another. Security is the premise of development, and development is the guarantee of security. 

The BRICS countries should promote the prioritization of development issues at this session of the UN General Assembly and inject impetus into the implementation of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda. We must resolutely resist decoupling and disconnection and technological barriers, and jointly build an open world economy to achieve stronger, greener and healthier global development. 

Wang Yi emphasized that multilateralism is facing a serious impact from power politics and unilateral hegemony, and various pseudo-multilateralism are even more confusing.  

BRICS countries should take the lead in safeguarding the international system with the United Nations at its core, safeguard the authority of the United Nations and the principles of the United Nations Charter, adhere to extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits, and jointly promote the development of the international order in a more just and reasonable direction. 

Wang Yi said that the G20 Bali Summit is imminent, and we should strengthen communication and coordination to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of emerging markets and developing countries. We should follow the strategic guidelines of BRICS leaders, implement the outcomes of the meeting, build BRICS consensus and convey BRICS confidence. 

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