|Wang Yi: BRICS Countries Must Stand Firm by Multilateralism|
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Extraordinary Conference on COVID-19 on April 28 in Beijing.
Wang Yi stressed, we BRICS countries must stand firm by multilateralism, by the UN-centered international system, and by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. We need to champion the approach of consultation and cooperation for shared benefits in governance, take the lead in advancing global governance reform along the right direction. We need to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests and space for development not just for ourselves but also for all other emerging market and developing countries. We need to enhance coordination on macro economic policies to curb recession, create jobs, protect livelihoods and stabilize the global economy. We need to sustain coordination to keep up secure and smooth functioning of global industrial and supply chains.