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BRICS about global governance, says China

world Updated: Mar 20, 2012 23:25 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis
Sutirtho Patranobis
Hindustan Times
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Global governance and sustainable development will be the two items of focus at the upcoming 4th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in New Delhi, China said on Tuesday.

The aim for the BRICS countries is to come together to form economic, social and financial bonds during the summit, Ma Zhaoxu, vice-minister for foreign minister told a press conference on Tuesday.

China, he said will extend full support to India to ensure that the summit is successful and ensure a positive outcome. What China wants, he said, that the meeting of this fairly new group should unite the member countries on global issues, adding that BRICS, a group of emerging economies, is now an irreversible trend of history.

Answering a question that the five countries have differences on how to resolve the ongoing violence in Syria, Ma said the differences were a sign of the group’s vitality.

President Hu Jintao will attend the summit on March 28 and 29. He will have a bilateral one-on-one with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. At the meeting both bilateral and global issues will be discussed. There will be “specific content”, he said without elaborating.

On the state of Pakistan’s Chashma nuclear power plant that China is helping build, Ma said China had full confidence in its nuclear technology. After the tsunami in Japan last year, the government had given greater attention to nuclear safety.

In a related development, Beijing said it had “a frank, in-depth talk” with North Korea after Pyongyang announced it has planned a satellite launch.