|Yang Jiechi Meets Respectively with BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues of South Africa, Brazil and India|
On July 27, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met respectively in Beijing with Minister of State Security David Mahlobo of South Africa, Minister of the Office of Institutional Security of the Presidency Sérgio Etchegoyen of Brazil, and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval of India, who were in China for the 7th meeting of BRICS high representatives for security issues.
Yang Jiechi said that in facing of current international situation, enhancing partnerships among the BRICS countries conforms to the common interests of the five countries and the common expectation of the international community. The five countries should deepen communication and exchanges, strengthen strategic mutual trust among the BRICS countries, enhance cooperation in political security, safeguard international fairness and justice, and deepen practical cooperation in various fields, so as to benefit the people of the five countries. China is willing to, together with all parties, actively make good preparations for the BRICS Summit in Xiamen this September.
David Mahlobo, Sérgio Etchegoyen and Ajit Doval expressed that the international influence of the BRICS countries has been constantly rising. All parties expect to further enhance partnership under the BRICS mechanism, conduct cooperation in more extensive fields, and jointly promote world peace and development. These three parties will intensify coordination with China to ensure this meeting of BRICS high representatives for security issues a success.
Yang Jiechi exchanged views respectively with high representatives of the three countries on bilateral relations, international and regional hotspot issues and multilateral affairs, and expounded China's principle and stance on relevant bilateral issues and major issues.