Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 20th: Topic: Joining Hands for a Better Future - A Summary of the BRICS Forum of Political Parties, Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations

  Xinhua News Agency reporters Cheng Xin and Sun Nan

  With the theme of "Unity and Cooperation to Promote Development and Join Hands for a Better Future", the BRICS Forum of Political Parties, Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations was held via video from the 19th to the 20th.

More than 130 political party leaders, representatives of think tanks and civil society organizations from 10 countries attended the meeting online to discuss the promotion of BRICS cooperation in the post-epidemic era.

  Participants generally agreed that the BRICS countries have achieved fruitful results in exchanges and cooperation in recent years.

Political parties, think tanks and civil society organizations in the BRICS countries should continue to give full play to their respective advantages, adhere to the common values ​​of all mankind, practice true multilateralism, promote the implementation of global development initiatives and global security initiatives, and advance the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Towards a better future.

  "Building a Community of Human Security"

  To strengthen political mutual trust and security cooperation, oppose hegemonism and power politics, resist the Cold War mentality and group confrontation, and jointly build a human security community - this is the common aspiration of all participants.

  "We must resist all attempts to replace multilateralism and exchanges and cooperation with narrow nationalism and unilateralism. Only by uniting can we solve the problems facing the world." President Ramaphosa, president of the African National Congress of South Africa, said in a statement. Said in a congratulatory letter to the forum.

  Hun Sen, Chairman of the Cambodian People's Party and Prime Minister of the Government, said that in the context of the complex evolution of the international situation, in order to effectively solve the current problems, we must not abandon and withdraw from the multilateral mechanism.

ASEAN, BRICS and the international community must redouble their efforts to revive multilateralism.

"Unilateral sanctions, economic blockades and other sanctions that violate the purposes and principles of international law and the UN Charter should not be used to interfere and contain other countries."

  The President of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and former President Megawati believes that the Bandung Conference put forward ten principles for dealing with relations between countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which are still of great guiding significance to the practice of international relations.

"In the same spirit, we hope that in the future no country will base its own interests on the suffering of others."

  Claudio Callado, executive chairman of the Brazilian Progressive Party, said that under the current situation, all parties need to be more rational and cautious.

The BRICS countries should do their best for peace and promote regional peace and stability through diplomatic means.

  Prabhu Sengupta, Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India and Minister of International Affairs, said that the global security initiative is highly in line with the theme of today's era.

"I am very impressed by China's foreign policy policy of strengthening cooperation and non-interference in other countries' internal affairs."

  "Global Development Initiative injects new impetus into global cooperation"

  Development is the common task of emerging market countries and developing countries.

Many guests pointed out that in the face of various current risks and challenges, the BRICS countries should take concrete actions to push the international community to focus on the cause of global development.

  Argentine Justice Party Chairman and President Fernandez said in his congratulatory letter that the BRICS countries play a vital role in the development of the world economy, and are making and will make increasingly important contributions to maintaining global macroeconomic stability and promoting world economic growth.

"I applaud the BRICS countries' commitment to fully implement the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its targets."

  "In order to promote inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic and social recovery and development in the post-pandemic era, we must carry out closer cooperation," Hun Sen said, "I fully agree with President Xi Jinping's global development initiative, which is not only for the global Cooperation injects new impetus and also provides new opportunities for countries that are lagging behind in development, especially those hit hard by the epidemic."

  Meng Dawei, director of the Center for African-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, believes that instead of spending time and energy on military deployment, it is better to focus on peace, reform and development.

The Global Development Initiative provides new ideas for overcoming current difficulties and reflects the aspirations of African countries.

  "Send a united and powerful BRICS voice"

  All parties generally believe that in the face of global challenges such as the new crown pneumonia epidemic and climate change, BRICS political parties, think tanks and civil society organizations should enhance the awareness of a community of shared future, promote coordinated development in economic, social and environmental fields, and build a better and fairer , a prosperous world.

  Fernandez said that the world needs political parties, think tanks and civil society organizations to work together to encourage and deepen cooperation between emerging and developing countries and with developed countries.

"Emerging and developing countries face common challenges, and there is no way out if we go it alone."

  Gryzlov, chairman of the Supreme Committee of the United Russia Party of Russia, said that the BRICS cooperation within the framework has created very favorable conditions for the development of the member states.

Greater solidarity and cooperation among responsible parties is more important than ever.

"We will not allow the already fragile global food system to be destroyed and the hunger problem to continue to worsen. This is a common task faced by political parties, think tanks and civil society organizations in the BRICS countries."

  Bajayant Jay Panda, National Vice Chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party, said that the BRICS countries share many similar characteristics and should play a role in promoting emerging market countries to better participate in global governance issues.

In the future, the BRICS countries should not only strengthen cooperation at the government level, but also further strengthen cooperation between political parties.

  Meng Dawei said that the BRICS New Development Bank has achieved remarkable results since its opening. The next step is to strengthen public health cooperation and try to explore the establishment of BRICS public health institutions.

"It is hoped that this critical year will further consolidate the achievements of the BRICS mechanism over the years, while exploring some new areas."

  The BRICS Forum of Political Parties, Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations is co-hosted by the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese Council of BRICS Think Tank Cooperation and the China Association for the Promotion of International Exchanges of Civil Organizations.

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