BRICS Media Asked to Focus on Global Dev’t Cooperation  

ADDIS ABABA – Media outlets of BRICS countries were urged on Friday to focus on global development cooperation at the Fifth BRICS Media Forum held in Beijing.

The forum took place weeks after a ‘BRICS- Plus’ high-level virtual dialogue on global development hosted by President Xi Jinping and attended by dozens of leaders including prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

Addressing the media Forum, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Huang Kunming, reiterated President Xi’s call on strengthening BRICS cooperation and advancing global development. 

Citing the responsibilities and missions entrusted to the BRICS media by the times and the common expectations of people from across the world, Huang called on media outlets of BRICS countries to champion development, focus on global development cooperation, and work together to forge a united, equal, balanced and inclusive global development partnership.

Huang urged efforts to consolidate the foundation of solidarity, promote the pursuit of the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and provide more stabilizing and positive momentum for jointly building a community of security for humanity.

Huang also called for efforts to build a bridge of friendship, carry forward the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, and boost the BRICS cooperation.

Hosted by Xinhua News Agency, the Fifth BRICS Media Forum was held last week under the theme “Building BRICS Consensus, Promoting Global Development’.

Nearly 300 representatives from more than 170 media outlets and institutions in 73 countries and regions attended the forum either online or offline.