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Xi Jinping Meets with Chinese and Foreign Journalists

2017/09/05

On September 5, 2017, President Xi Jinping met with Chinese and foreign journalists at Xiamen International Conference Center, briefing on the ninth BRICS Xiamen Summit and the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the BRICS Xiamen Summit successfully concluded yesterday. The summit adopted BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration, reiterated the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness, and win-win cooperation, comprehensively summed up the successful experience gained from the first decade of BRICS cooperation, and mapped out new blueprints for strengthening BRICS partnership and deepening practical cooperation in various fields. Leaders of the five countries believed that BRICS countries should deepen communication and coordination in major issues, safeguard the basic norms governing international relations, cooperate to cope with various global challenges, and speed up the reform on global economic governance. BRICS countries should strengthen macro policy coordination, integrate development strategies, deepen political security cooperation, enhance strategic mutual trust, and make people-to-people and cultural exchanges activities take place regularly and be institutionalized to deepen understanding and friendship among peoples of the five countries. BRICS countries should keep pace with the times and enhance BRICS mechanism construction to provide solid guarantee for in-depth and practical cooperation in various fields. Leaders of all countries determined to take the Xiamen Summit as a new beginning to jointly forge a closer, more extensive and comprehensive strategic partnership to usher in the second “golden decade” of BRICS cooperation.

Xi Jinping pointed out that during the summit, China held the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries. Leaders of BRICS countries, Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Tajikistan and Guinea discussed together the undertakings of international development cooperation, agreed to establish extensive development partnerships and speed up the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and send out a strong signal of deepening South-South cooperation and global development cooperation. Leaders of all countries agreed to forge the “BRICS Plus” cooperation pattern, jointly walk out a sustainable development road featuring innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing, and inject more positive energy into the world economic growth and common development of various countries.

Xi Jinping noted that South Africa will take over BRICS presidency and hold the tenth BRICS Summit in Johannesburg next year. The Chinese side is willing to, together with all parties, spare no efforts in supporting South Africa to hold the summit, and jointly push forward BRICS cooperation for continuous development. It is believed that through the joint efforts of various countries and all circles, the prospect of BRICS cooperation will surely be brighter, and the future of BRICS countries will surely be better.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the press conference.

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