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Chinese president says BRICS cooperation at new starting point


16:07, March 29, 2012

NEW DELHI, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said Thursday that BRICS members should promote cooperation to a new level, as cooperation among them now "stands at a new starting point."

Speaking at the plenary session of the fourth summit of BRICS, which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the Chinese leader explained China's position on global governance, sustainable development and BRICS cooperation.

"The BRICS countries are an integral part of the big family of emerging markets, and developing countries, and we are forces for world peace and common development," he said.

"BRICS cooperation now stands at a new starting point," he said, adding that "we need to seek ways to build on past achievements and take BRICS cooperation to a new level through pioneering efforts."

The president made the following proposals on BRICS cooperation:

-- To stay committed to common development and promote common prosperity;

-- To stay committed to consultation on an equal footing and deepen political trust;

-- To stay committed to practical cooperation and firm up basis for cooperation;

-- To stay committed to international cooperation and promote the development of the whole world;

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