A Foun­da­tion

BRICS mem­bers share ex­ten­sive com­mon in­ter­ests and co­op­er­a­tion po­ten­tial in se­cu­rity By Lin Min­wang

Beijing Review - - World -

non-dis­crim­i­na­tory, open and in­clu­sive mul­ti­lat­eral trad­ing sys­tem. They all fol­low the ex­ist­ing rules and obli­ga­tions re­quired by the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion and op­pose trade pro­tec­tion­ism. They call for the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to im­ple­ment the Paris Agree­ment, in ac­cor­dance with the prin­ci­ples of the United Na­tions Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change, and to ful­fill its com­mit­ment to the pro­vi­sion of fi­nan­cial and tech­ni­cal sup­port to de­vel­op­ing coun­tries to help them ad­dress cli­mate change.

At the same time, the BRICS na­tions have all ex­pressed sim­i­lar ap­peals for re­form of the ex­ist­ing in­ter­na­tional sys­tem. For ex­am­ple, they called for com­pre­hen­sive re­form of the United Na­tions, in­clud­ing its Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, to make the body more rep­re­sen­ta­tive, ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient and to in­crease within it the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. They pro­mote the re­form of the IMF to strengthen the voice of emerg­ing mar­kets and de­vel­op­ing economies. They re­quire de­vel­oped Euro­pean economies to ful­fill their prom­ise to give up two IMF ex­ec­u­tive board seats to en­hance the voice and rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the poor­est coun­tries of sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa. BRICS mem­bers also ap­peal to the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to make greater ef­forts to im­ple­ment the 2030 Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Agenda.

Progress achieved

on Counter-Ter­ror­ism was held in Bei­jing. BRICS mem­bers found ex­ten­sive com­mon in­ter­ests and broad co­op­er­a­tion space in fields in­clud­ing ter­ror­ism sup­pres­sion, and they should make full use of the BRICS anti-ter­ror­ism mech­a­nism to grad­u­ally ex­pand prag­matic co­op­er­a­tion in anti-ter­ror­ism in­for­ma­tion ex­change, law en­force­ment, ca­pac­ity build­ing and pro­tec­tion of over­seas in­ter­ests as well as to strengthen mul­ti­lat­eral com­mu­ni­ca­tion and co­or­di­na­tion to make greater BRICS con­tri­bu­tions in the global fight against ter­ror­ism.

In the Ufa and Goa dec­la­ra­tions, BRICS’ co­op­er­a­tion in space ex­plo­ration re­ceived con­sid­er­able at­ten­tion. The dec­la­ra­tions doc­u­mented the mem­bers’ com­mon po­si­tion that in­ter­na­tional law gives all na­tions the right to peace­fully ex­plore outer space and uti­lize its re­sources, and no arms or force should ever be used in outer space

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