Chinese FM calls on BRICS countries to stand firm by multilateralism



BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday called on all BRICS countries to stand firm by multilateralism, by the UN-centered international system and by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

Wang, who is also a state councilor, made the remarks when addressing at the extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers of BRICS, an emerging-market bloc that groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, via video link.

"We need to champion the approach of consultation and cooperation for shared benefits in governance, and take the lead in advancing global governance reform along the right direction," Wang said.

He called on BRICS countries to safeguard through the joint efforts the legitimate rights and interests and space for development "not just for ourselves but also for all other emerging market and developing countries."

Wang encouraged countries to enhance coordination on macro economic policies to curb recession, create jobs, protect livelihoods and stabilize the global economy. He also called for sustaining coordination to keep up secure and smooth functioning of global industrial and supply chains. ■