Yang Jiechi Chairs the 12th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security
On June 15, 2022, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi chaired the 12th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security in Beijing via video link. He stressed, the BRICS countries have always upheld the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, firmly safeguarded the common interests of the vast developing countries, and will make well preparations for the upcoming 14th BRICS Summit under the political guidance of the leaders of the five countries.
Yang Jiechi said, changes of the world, of our times and of history are unfolding in ways like never before, with major changes and a pandemic both unseen in a century being combined. Faced with mounting risks and challenges, President Xi Jinping put forward the Global Security Initiative with the security and well-being of humanity in mind, contributing Chinese wisdom to solving the current global security dilemma and providing important guidance for building a world with lasting peace and universal security.
Yang Jiechi stressed, BRICS, born in the historical tide of the rise of emerging markets and developing countries as a group, represents the way forward in the evolution and adjustment of the global landscape and international order. We should follow the trend of the times, act according to the changes of the times, and inject more stability and positive energy into the turbulent international situation. We should act on true multilateralism and strive to achieve common security. We should address traditional and non-traditional threats in a well-coordinated manner and strive to achieve comprehensive security. We should advocate sticking together in times of difficulty and strive to achieve cooperative security. We should pursue security and development in a well-coordinated way and strive to achieve sustainable security.
The meeting reviewed the work of the working groups on counter-terrorism and cybersecurity, unanimously agreed to jointly advance the relevant plans and road maps of international counter-terrorism cooperation and cybersecurity cooperation, safeguard the United Nations' central role in coordinating the global counter-terrorism efforts, and call for building a global Internet governance system featuring greater inclusiveness, representation and democracy.
South African Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele, Head of Brazil's Institutional Security Office Augusto Heleno, Secretary of the National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev of the Russian Federation and Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval attended the meeting. The parties exchanged in-depth views on important issues such as strengthening multilateralism and global governance, coping with new threats and challenges to national security, and strengthening and improving governance in new territories, and reached a series of consensus. All parties unanimously expressed readiness to push for fruitful outcomes of the 14th BRICS summit.
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)