The ninth BRICS Summit will be held in China's Xiamen city from September 3-5, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said today.
"The theme of this year's event is 'BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future'," he said while addressing the First Sherpa Meeting of the summit in Nanjing.
China expects the Xiamen BRICS summit will promote members strengthening solidarity and collaboration, and improving global governance, deepening pragmatic cooperation to achieve mutual benefit, increasing people-to-people exchanges, and enhancing public support, and strengthening institutional mechanism and improving cooperation platform, which are the four objectives, Yang said.
President Xi Jinping hopes to work with other BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) leaders to ensure the meeting is a success, Yang was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Yang said China is confident that the BRICS cooperation will progress to a new level and become a globally influential platform for South-South cooperation.
Cooperation among the emerging-market bloc will push forward the establishment of a more fair and rational international order, he said.
Yang said BRICS has become a driving force, promoting global economic growth, improving global governance, and pushing forward democracy in international relations.
Facing a complicated and volatile international situation, BRICS nations should remain confidant and work together to cope with challenges and seize the opportunities for common development, he said.
Yang expressed confidence that the Xiamen BRICS Summit would result in positive outcomes and create a brighter future for BRICS nations.
The First BRICS Sherpa Meeting will run till tomorrow and it aims to lay the groundwork for the BRICS leaders' summit in September.
The meeting attracted more than 100 participants, including coordinators from all sides, foreign diplomats, and representatives from the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB).
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