BRICS summit highlights climate change, trade, terrorism

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Chinese President Xi Jinping

"I am sure this year under China's presidency, we will meet the expectation as BRICS countries continue to be the driving force not only in economy, but also increasingly in ideas and in proposals for worldwide governance", Paulo said.

South Korean Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said in her speech that the recent terror attacks in the world, including in BRICS countries, make it necessary for South Africa to re-emphasise that terrorism in all its forms and from whichever quarter can not be condoned.

In their focus on regional and global security, the BRICS foreign ministers backed "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" national reconciliation programme in Afghanistan, as well as a "Syrian-led, Syrian-owned" political process which safeguarded the state sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria.

Backing Singh, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China was opposed to terrorism in all forms and it is also a victim of terrorism.

But Beijing has repeatedly rejected New Delhi's resolution at the United Nations to declare an worldwide terrorist Pakistani militant leader, who India holds is the mastermind of Pathankot attack, saying there is not much evidence to prove his involvement.

The ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in Beijing for a two-day conference that ended on Monday.

Xi and Modi have "laid down directions for us and both the countries to proceed with a path of mutual respect, mutual cooperation on how to improve the existing mechanisms so that more trade, commerce and people to people contacts can take place", Singh said.

In Delhi meeting previous year, they (NSAs) had reached significant understanding on matters of security and counterterrorism, Singh said.

The first edition of the BRICS Games is being held in a year when China holds the rotating chair of the group.

BRICS should create new economic growth models, promote structural reform and seek new growth momentum, while strengthening policy coordination and enhance cooperation, Xiao said.

"They condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever committed and by whomsoever". He said there are working groups formed in the BRICS to deal with counter terrorism issues. "China and India are both major countries with great influence, and they should boost cooperation in the Brics, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and all other multilateral frameworks to make a contribution to peace and stability in the region and the world at large", Wang said, according to The Times of India.

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