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