Ahead of BRICS National Security Advisors meeting in Delhi, China today said it wants member countries to strengthen coordination on security issues and play a major role in international affairs.
“BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is playing a bigger role in international issues and we hope that BRICS countries can strengthen coordination and development and security issues and contribute to peace, prosperity and stability,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said here.
She said China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi will take part in the BRICS National Security Advisors (NSAs) meeting which will be held in New Delhi tomorrow.
She, however, said she has no information about bilateral meeting between Yang and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Both Doval and Yang are Special Representatives for India-China boundary talks as well.
Hua said major agenda for NSAs meeting is anti-terrorism, energy security, cyber security, situation in West Asia and North Africa and other issues of international and regional issues of common interest.
“The attendees will have in-depth discussions on these topics,” she said.
The meeting is being held ahead of BRICS leaders summit. The BRICS leaders summit will be held in Goa next month in which Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend.
“In the past, BRICS countries have had dialogue on political and security issues of common interests and established high mechanism for security affairs,” Hu said.