Xi Says BRICS States Should Step Up as Mediators in Pressing Issues
© Huang JingwenAt the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Leaders Summit on Climate via video link and delivers an important speech titled "For Man and Nature: Building a Community of Life Together" in Beijing, capital of China, April 22, 2021.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - BRICS member states should proactively offer their mediation services for pressing issues and promote their political resolution, Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping stated on Wednesday.
"We should support each other on the issues of interest for each of us, strengthen coordination on main international and regional issues, actively mediate in resolving pressing issues and promote political settlement," Xi said at a plenary session of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg.
The Chinese chairman also called on fellow BRICS leaders to stand against economic coercion and focus on common development through cooperation.
"We should expand political cooperation, strengthen ties in security, while maintaining peace and stability," Xi added.
22 August, 13:18 GMT