Speech by Xi Jinping at the Public meeting of BRICS leaders in Brasilia (full text)
Xinhua News Agency, Brasilia, November 14th, by wire
Join hands to work together for a new chapter of cospectral cooperation
Speech at the public meeting of BRICS leaders in Brasilia
(Brasilia, 14 November 2019)
Xi Jinping, President of the people's Republic of China
Dear President Bosonaro,
Dear President Putin,
Dear Prime Minister Modi,
Dear President Ramaphosa,
It gives me great pleasure to be with you in Brasilia. First of all, I would like to thank President Bosonaro for his kind invitation and warm and thoughtful arrangements.
This is my third visit to Brazil in 10 years. Once again set foot on this vibrant hot land, Brazil's vast land, rich resources, enthusiastic people, great potential impressed me.
The meeting was held at a critical moment in the development of the world economy and the evolution of the international pattern. Looking around the world, the new scientific and technological revolution and industrial changes are in the ascendant, providing more opportunities for countries to achieve great-leap-forward development. The rise of emerging markets and developing countries is irreversible, injecting a strong impetus into the transformation of the global economic governance system. What is worrying is that protectionism and unilateralism have intensified, the deficit in governance, development and trust has increased unabated, and there has been a marked increase in instability and uncertainty in the world economy.
In the face of the great changes that have not taken place in a hundred years, as important emerging markets and developing countries, we should conform to the trend of the times, respond to the voices of the people, show due responsibility, and unswervingly pursue the road of development. In the course of unity and cooperation, we will work hand in hand for the well-being of the people and the development of the world.
-- creating a peaceful and stable security environment. Today's world is not peaceful, the regional security situation continues to be tense, hot issues emerge in endlessly, traditional and non-traditional security threats are intertwined, and global challenges become more prominent.
We should aim at safeguarding world peace and promoting common development, with the purpose of safeguarding fairness and justice and promoting mutual benefit and win-win results, and advocate and practice multilateralism on the basis of international law and the recognized basic norms of international relations. It is necessary to safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, safeguard the international system with the United Nations as the core, oppose hegemonism and power politics, and constructively participate in the process of resolving geopolitical hot issues. It is necessary to strengthen strategic communication and cooperation and issue the BRICS common voice through mechanisms such as the BRICS Foreign Ministers' meeting, the meeting of the High Representative for Security, and the regular consultations of the counter-Terrorism working Group, the Cyber Security working Group, and the permanent Representatives to multilateral institutions. We will promote the development of the international order in a more just and reasonable direction.
-- seeking the development prospects of opening up and innovation. Development is the last word. Many of the problems in today's era are caused by the imbalance of development. We should seize the opportunity of the times of reform and innovation, further promote the BRICS new industrial revolution partnership, and constantly build results of cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, digital economy, connectivity, and so on, so as to promote the economic development of the five countries. Strive to achieve high-quality development.
At present, economic globalization has encountered setbacks, which to a certain extent reflects the shortcomings of the current global governance system. The BRICS countries should play the role of a responsible big country, actively advocate the concept of global governance of joint discussion, building and sharing, and promote the reform of the global economic governance system. It is necessary to resolutely oppose protectionism, safeguard the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core, and enhance the voice and influence of emerging markets and developing countries in international affairs. It is necessary to promote the centralization of development issues at the core of the global macro policy framework, firmly implement the United Nations 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on addressing Climate change, and achieve coordinated development in the economic, social and environmental fields.
-- promoting people-to-people exchanges of mutual learning and mutual learning. The history of the development of human society is a history of symbiosis and progress of multiple civilizations. Different countries, regions, nationalities, different history, religion, customs, reflect each other, because of each other, together to draw this wonderful world.
The BRICS countries have provided best practices for the exchange of civilizations in the world. In recent years, people-to-people exchanges among the five countries have been in full swing, and activities like film festivals, games, co-production of films and documentaries have been gradually rolled out, and a solid bridge of people's hearts has been built between the five countries. We should maintain the momentum, make continuous efforts, and constantly expand the breadth and depth of people-to-people exchanges. On this basis, we should take "BRICS +" cooperation as the platform to strengthen exchanges and dialogue with different civilizations and countries, so that the circle of friends of BRICS will become larger and larger, and the network of partners will become wider and wider.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. Over the past 70 years, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people have worked hard for themselves, opened up the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics in practice, and embarked on the journey of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
China will persist in opening wider to the outside world, increase imports of goods and services, expand market access for foreign capital, strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, and form a new pattern of all-round, multi-level, and wide-ranging opening up.
China will follow the principle of joint discussion, co-construction and sharing, uphold the concept of openness, green and clean, pursue the goals of high quality, benefit people's livelihood and sustainability, and work with other countries to promote high-quality co-construction "Belt and Road Initiative."
China will continue to pursue an independent foreign policy of peace, unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development, and develop friendly and cooperative relations with other countries on the basis of the five principles of peaceful coexistence. We are committed to implementing the outcome of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and building a closer community with a shared future for China and Africa. We are committed to strengthening cooperation with Latin America in the fields of politics, economy and trade, humanities, international and regional affairs, and striving to build a community with a shared future between China and Latin America. We will focus on the future, deepen the Asia-Pacific partnership, and strive to build an Asia-Pacific community with an open and inclusive future, innovative growth, connectivity, and win-win cooperation. In short, we are willing to work with the international community to make continuous progress towards the goal of building a new type of international relations and building a community with a shared future for mankind.
History can be learned, and the future can be expected. Let us join hands and forge ahead in the journey of building the second "Golden decade" and jointly write a new chapter in BRICS cooperation, South-South cooperation, and mutually beneficial cooperation among all countries in the world!