Live updates: Press conference at BRICS Xiamen Summit

Updated: 2017-09-05 13:23:29
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Chinese President Xi Jinping holds a press conference on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to summarize the outcomes of the BRICS Xiamen Summit.


Xi Jinping says: South Africa will be the chair of BRICs next year and will hold its tenth leaders’ meeting in Johannesburg. We are confident that next year's meeting will produce fruitful results. China is ready to work with all parties to fully support South China in holding the meeting and work together to promote the continued development of BRICs cooperation.

Xi Jinping says the leaders believe that deepening political and security cooperation and enhancing strategic mutual trust are in line with the common interests of the five countries and the international community's expectations. Since the beginning of this year, the BRICS countries have conducted in-depth exchanges of views on the international situation, global governance, international and regional hot spots, national security and development, and have reached important consensus. Our cooperation in counter-terrorism, cyber security, peacekeeping and the Middle East issue has been carried out smoothly. These have improved the influence of the BRICS. We support the good momentum of continuing political and security cooperation and played its due role, and made great contributions to the maintenance of global peace and stability.
Xi Jinping says the leaders believe that pragmatic cooperation is the foundation for BRICs cooperation. We need to adhere to the principle of mutual benefit, coordinate macroeconomic policy and development strategy, and comprehensively deepen cooperation in the fields of trade, finance, industry and sustainable development.
Xi Jinping says BRIC countries should deepen communication and coordination on major issues, promote the establishment of a more equitable and reasonable international order; safeguard the basic norms of international relations, uphold international fairness and justice. They should cooperate to tackle various global challenges, promote open, inclusive, balanced and win-win economic globalization. They should work to accelerate global economic governance the reform, improve the representation and voice of emerging market and developing countries, and create a good external environment for the development of all countries.
Xi Jinping says over the past decade the BRICS countries have explored a new way for emerging market countries and developing countries to unite, cooperate and mutually benefit. The leaders are determined to take the Xiamen meeting as a new starting point, strengthen their faith and make persistent efforts to build a closer, wider and more comprehensive strategic partnership, and create a second golden decade for BRICs cooperation.

Xi Jinping says the Xiamen summit has adopted the BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration, reaffirming the BRICS spirit featuring openness, inclusiveness and mutually beneficial cooperation. The meeting has summarized the successful experiences of the past decade and mapped out a new blueprint for strengthening the BRICS partnership and practical cooperation in various fields.


President Xi Jinping on Tuesday meets journalists at the end of the ninth BRICS summit in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen.

The summit with the theme of "BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future" was held on Sept. 3-5. 


A press conference is to be held in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, at 12:00 p.m. Beijing Time. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping will summarize the outcomes of the BRICS Xiamen Summit. 

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