Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo (2nd R) poses for a group photo with Indian National Security Advisor R. K. Narayanan (1st R), minister of Strategic Affairs of Brazil Roberto Mangabeira Unger (1st L) and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2009. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)
Senior representatives on security issues from the BRIC countries met in Moscow on Friday ahead of an upcoming summit on relations and cooperation within the bloc.
Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo briefly commented on the current international situation and called for enhanced cooperation from the BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - in dealing with major global and regional issues.
Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo attends a meeting of the security representatives of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) in Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2009. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)
Dai said the international financial crisis has had an unprecedented worldwide impact. He said the upheaval has brought about a new round of complex adjustments in international relations and the world order.
All nations, Dai said, desire to reform the current international economic and financial system, safeguard world peace and stability, and jointly deal with global issues.
Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo listens during a meeting of the security representatives of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) in Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2009. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)
The state councilor suggested that in the face of mounting common threats and challenges, developed and emerging economies should seriously consider ways of promoting international order and mechanism conducive to common interests, pushing for dialogues and cooperation favorable for sustainable development, and working together to build a harmonious world of long lasting peace and common prosperity.
The BRIC countries, Dai said, should work together to enlarge their consensus, exchange views on major international and regional issues of common concern, strengthen coordination and cooperation, and facilitate the settlement of problems.
In particular, Dai said, the countries should reinforce their cooperation in dealing with the economic downturn, enhance coordination on macro-economic policies, jointly oppose protectionism in any form, speed up the reform of the international financial system, and advance the creation of an international cooperation mechanism conforming to globalization and multipolarization.
The BRIC summit will be held in June in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
(Xinhua News Agency May 30, 2009)