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China FM applauds "BRICS Plus" cooperation model

Xinhua
21 May 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

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BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday said that all parties should use the "BRICS Plus" cooperation model to jointly create bright prospects and a bright future.

Wang's remarks came after he chaired a video dialogue of foreign ministers between BRICS and emerging markets and developing countries.

Wang said the meeting had reached four points of consensus.

All sides agreed to promote multilateralism.

Wang said multilateralism is the lighthouse for emerging markets and developing countries to participate in global governance. All parties should firmly uphold true multilateralism, defend the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and work to increase the representation of emerging markets and developing countries in global governance.

All sides agreed to cooperate in combating the pandemic and should not relax until the pandemic is over.

Wang stressed all sides should unite against the epidemic, strengthen cooperation in research and development of vaccines and drugs, and help developing countries improve their anti-epidemic ability and protect people's health.

All sides agreed to promote common development, put development at the center of the international agenda, increase investment, guarantee resources, and promote the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

All sides agreed to strengthen unity and cooperation.

Emerging markets and developing countries have similar experiences, ideas, and integrated interests. It is necessary to seek strength through unity, build more extensive partnerships, and promote world peace, stability, development, and prosperity, Wang added.

Wang noted that all Foreign Ministers who attended the dialogue supported and agreed with the "BRICS Plus" cooperation model. The cooperation model is a platform for emerging markets and developing countries and is built for cooperation and development.

"We should make good use of the 'BRICS Plus' cooperation model and welcome more countries to participate and work together to promote democracy in international relations, inclusiveness in the world economy, and justice in global governance, and jointly create bright prospects and a bright future," Wang said.

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