Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Chairs the Second BRICS Sherpas' Meeting 2022
From April 12 to 13, 2022, Coordinator of China's BRICS Affairs and Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu chaired the Second BRICS Sherpas' Meeting 2022. BRICS Sherpas of Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa, as well as representatives from China's relevant departments attended the meeting.
Ma Zhaoxu said, currently, impacted by the intertwined forces of changes in the world and the COVID-19 pandemic, both unseen in a century, the international landscape is rapidly evolving, the world economic recovery has a long way to go, and the realization of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals is confronted with new risks and challenges. As representatives of emerging markets and developing countries, BRICS countries should walk the walk, deepen their strategic partnership, act as a stabilizer for international and regional situation and an accelerator for development, contribute BRICS' solution to safeguarding fairness and justice, inject BRICS' strength into the stability of the global market, build a BRICS defense line for jointly fighting the pandemic, and provide BRICS momentum for international development and cooperation.
Ma Zhaoxu introduced the cooperation progress made by BRICS countries since the beginning of this year in key areas such as political security, economy, trade, finance, public health, sustainable development, cultural and people-to-people exchanges and mechanism building, as well as ideas on the preparatory work for this year's BRICS Summit. He stressed that during its chairmanship of BRICS this year, China looks forward to working with BRICS partners to continue to strengthen communication and coordination, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and ensure the success of the Summit.
Representatives of other countries highly appreciated the leading role played by China as the chair, fully recognized the achievements and progress of BRICS cooperation in various fields this year, and said that they will continue to support China's work during its chairmanship and jointly push for fruitful results of the BRICS Year of China. All parties stressed that the world is facing multiple challenges such as the raging pandemic, shaky economic recovery, and the Ukraine crisis. BRICS countries should further strengthen solidarity and coordination, and make greater contributions to improving global governance, boosting economic recovery, implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and combating the pandemic.
(Source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)