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Yang Jiechi attends the 11th BRICS Meeting of National Security Advisors
Release Date:2021-08-29

Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, attended the 11th BRICS Meeting of National Security Advisors in Beijing on August 24 via video link. In the meeting, he stressing that BRICS countries should follow the common guidelines of the five leaders, uphold the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, strengthen strategic communication, enhance political mutual trust, deepen coordination on security affairs, and make preparations for the upcoming 13th BRICS Leaders' Meeting.

Yang Jiechi said that BRICS countries should pool their efforts to jointly address security challenges and threats. They should unite against the epidemic, respect science, oppose the stigmatization of the epidemic and the politicization of virus traceability; firmly uphold the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law, and ensure the fair participation of the majority of developing countries in international affairs; adhere to dialogue and consultation and political settlement of regional conflicts and hotspot issues, and respect the reasonable concerns of regional countries; adopt comprehensive measures, address both the symptoms and the root causes, and practice a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable global security concept. We should also promote the strengthening of global cooperation in addressing non-traditional security challenges, and oppose the abuse of the concept of national security and the imposition of discriminatory unilateral coercive measures on other countries.

Yang Jiechi pointed out that BRICS countries should fully accommodate each other's core interests and major concerns, join hands to combat transnational crimes, and strengthen cooperation in such areas as intelligence sharing, emergency response, security prevention, anti-narcotics, combating cybercrime, counter-terrorism and network information security. Be wary of infringing on the sovereign rights and interests of other countries in the name of freedom of navigation. China supports BRICS countries to establish an early warning mechanism to prevent the risk of large-scale infectious diseases, strengthen emergency supplies stockpiling and security capacity, and enhance cooperation in the fields of digital health, drug and vaccine research and development, and traditional medicine. China welcomes the BRICS countries' agreement on a counter-terrorism action plan, the need to actively explore ways to counter terrorism and de-extremism, deepen cooperation on combating cyber terrorism and stopping terrorist financing, and the need to promote the construction of a peaceful, secure, open, cooperative and orderly cyberspace, oppose the politicization of data security issues, and oppose cyber warfare and cyber arms race.

Yang Jiechi stressed that a political solution is the only way out for the Afghan issue. The international community should respect the will and choice of the Afghan people and encourage Afghanistan to establish a political structure that is in line with its own national conditions and is broadly inclusive. It is necessary to persist in combating all forms of terrorism, and Afghanistan must not become a gathering place for terrorist and extremist forces again.

The meeting held an in-depth exchange of views on international and regional hotspot issues, cooperation among law enforcement agencies, health security, counter-terrorism and cyber security, and endorsed the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Action Plan. The parties agreed to strengthen communication, coordination and solidarity to ensure a fruitful outcome of the BRICS leaders' meeting.