The BRICS Plus mode was proposed by China following the Durban Summit in South Africa in 2013, when a number of regional countries were invited to dialogue on the sidelines of the main meeting.
This time, China developed the BRICS Plus model by inviting five developing states from three continents, namely, Africa, Asia and Latin America, to boost discussion about cooperation between BRICS and other developing states.
“The mode will enrich the BRICS cooperation mechanism. Particularly, against the current backdrop of anti-globalization and protectionism, it will offer the wisdom of developing countries for global economic governance,” Chen Fengying, a senior researcher with China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, told Chinafrica.
“The special agenda of the Xiamen Summit showed China’s aspiration to make the development pie bigger and let all countries share the achievements of emerging economies,” said Wang Wen, Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.