BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration

September 4, 2017, 2:04 pm
 
Xiamen( China):  1. We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian
Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the
Republic of South Africa, met on 4 September 2017 in Xiamen, China, at the
Ninth BRICS Summit. Under the theme “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a
Brighter Future”, we endeavor to build on our achievements already made with
a shared vision for future development of BRICS. We also discussed
international and regional issues of common concern and adopted the Xiamen
Declaration by consensus.
2. We reiterate that it is the overarching objective and our desire for peace,
security, development and cooperation that brought us together 10 years ago.
BRICS countries have since traversed a remarkable journey together on their
respective development paths tailored to their national circumstances, devoted
to growing their economies and improving people’s livelihoods. Our committed
and concerted efforts have generated a momentum of all-dimensional and
multi-layered cooperation fostered by the previous Leaders’ Summits.
Upholding development and multilateralism, we are working together for a
more just, equitable, fair, democratic and representative international political
and economic order.
3. Our cooperation since 2006 has fostered the BRICS spirit featuring
mutual respect and understanding, equality, solidarity, openness, inclusiveness 
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and mutually beneficial cooperation, which is our valuable asset and an
inexhaustible source of strength for BRICS cooperation. We have shown respect
for the development paths of our respective choices, and rendered understanding
and support to each other’s interests. We have upheld equality and solidarity. We
have also embraced openness and inclusiveness, dedicated to forging an open
world economy. We have furthered our cooperation with emerging markets and
developing countries (EMDCs). We have worked together for mutually
beneficial outcomes and common development, constantly deepening BRICS
practical cooperation which benefits the world at large.
4. We draw satisfaction from the many fruitful results of our cooperation,
including establishing the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingent
Reserve Arrangement (CRA), formulating the Strategy for BRICS Economic
Partnership, strengthening political and security cooperation including through
Meetings of BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues and Foreign
Ministers Meetings, and deepening the traditional ties of friendship amongst our
peoples.
5. Recalling our Summits in Ufa and Goa, we will work together to further
enhance BRICS strategic partnership for the welfare of our peoples. We commit
ourselves to build upon the outcomes and consensus of our previous Summits
with unwavering conviction, so as to usher in the second golden decade of
BRICS cooperation and solidarity.
6. Believing in the broad development prospects of our countries and the
vast potential of our cooperation, we have full confidence in the future of
BRICS. We commit to further strengthen our cooperation.
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-- We will energize our practical cooperation to boost development of
BRICS countries. We will, inter alia, promote exchanges of good practices and
experiences on development, and facilitate market inter-linkages as well as
infrastructure and financial integration to achieve interconnected development.
We shall also strive towards broad partnerships with EMDCs, and in this context,
we will pursue equal-footed and flexible practices and initiatives for dialogue
and cooperation with non-BRICS countries, including through BRICS Plus
cooperation.
-- We will enhance communication and coordination in improving
global economic governance to foster a more just and equitable
international economic order. We will work towards enhancement of the voice
and representation of BRICS countries and EMDCs in global economic
governance and promote an open, inclusive and balanced economic
globalization, thus contributing towards development of EMDCs and providing
strong impetus to redressing North-South development imbalances and
promoting global growth.
-- We will emphasize fairness and justice to safeguard international
and regional peace and stability. We will stand firm in upholding a fair and
equitable international order based on the central role of the United Nations, the
purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and
respect for international law, promoting democracy and the rule of law in
international relations, and making joint efforts to address common traditional
and non-traditional security challenges, so as to build a brighter shared future
for the global community.
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-- We will embrace cultural diversity and promote people-to-people
exchanges to garner more popular support for BRICS cooperation through
deepened traditional friendships. We will expand people-to-people exchanges
in all dimensions, encourage all fabrics of the society to participate in BRICS
cooperation, promote mutual learning between our cultures and civilizations,
enhance communication and mutual understanding among our peoples and
deepen traditional friendships, thus making BRICS partnership closer to our
people’s hearts.
BRICS Practical Economic Cooperation
7. We note that against the backdrop of more solid global economic growth,
enhanced resilience and emerging new drivers, BRICS countries continue to
play an important role as engines of global growth. Noting the uncertainties and
downside risks that persist, we emphasize the need to be vigilant in guarding
against inward-looking policies and tendencies that are weighing on global
growth prospects and market confidence. We call upon all countries to calibrate
and communicate their macroeconomic and structural policies and strengthen
policy coordination.
8. We note that practical economic cooperation has traditionally served as a
foundation of BRICS cooperation, notably through implementing the Strategy
for BRICS Economic Partnership and initiatives related to its priority areas such
as trade and investment, manufacturing and minerals processing, infrastructure
connectivity, financial integration, science, technology and innovation, and
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) cooperation, among others. 
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We welcome the first report on the implementation of the Strategy for BRICS
Economic Partnership, and the broad package of outcomes delivered by the
sectoral ministerial meetings. We commit to use all policy tools - fiscal,
monetary and structural - and adopt innovation-driven development strategies to
enhance resilience and potentials of our economies, so as to contribute to strong,
sustainable, balanced and inclusive global growth.
9. Stressing the role of enhanced trade and investment cooperation in
unleashing the potential of BRICS economies, we agree to improve and broaden
trade and investment cooperation mechanism and scope, with a view to
enhancing BRICS economic complementarity and diversification in BRICS
countries. We welcome the positive outcomes of the 7th BRICS Trade Ministers
Meeting in terms of the cooperative frameworks, roadmaps and outlines on
trade and investment facilitation and connectivity and enhanced policy sharing,
information exchange, capacity building, through enhanced joint efforts on trade
and investment facilitation, trade in services, E-commerce, IPR (in synergy with
the cooperation activities among BRICS IP authorities), economic and technical
cooperation, SMEs and women economic empowerment. We welcome the
setting up of the BRICS E-Port Network that will operate on a voluntary basis
and the establishment of the BRICS E-commerce Working Group. We also
welcome China’s initiative to host an International Import Expo in 2018 and
encourage our business communities to actively participate in it.
10. We stress the importance of enhancing BRICS financial cooperation to
better serve the real economy and meet the development needs of BRICS
countries. We note the agreement by the finance ministers and central bank 
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governors on cooperation on Public Private Partnerships (PPP), including
through PPP experience exchange and application of the BRICS Good Practices
on PPP Frameworks. We acknowledge the establishment of a temporary task
force to conduct technical discussion on various ways of cooperation, including
utilizing existing facilities of the MDBs based on national experiences,
exploring the possibility of establishing a new PPP Project Preparation Fund and
other options. We encourage cooperation and coordination by our accounting
standards setters and audit regulators and agree to explore convergence of
accounting standards and continue discussion on cooperation on auditing
oversight in the area of bond issuance, so as to lay the groundwork for bond
market connectivity among BRICS countries, with due regard to applicable
national legislation and policies. We agree to promote the development of
BRICS Local Currency Bond Markets and jointly establish a BRICS Local
Currency Bond Fund, as a means of contribution to the capital sustainability of
financing in BRICS countries, boosting the development of BRICS domestic
and regional bond markets, including by increasing foreign private sector
participation, and enhancing financial resilience of BRICS countries.
11. In order to serve the demand arising from rapid growth of trade and
investment among the BRICS countries, we agree to facilitate financial market
integration through promoting the network of financial institutions and the
coverage of financial services within BRICS countries, subject to each country’s
existing regulatory framework and WTO obligations, and to ensure greater
communication and cooperation between financial sector regulators. We agree
to take an active part in the efforts to implement and improve International 
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Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and
Proliferation in FATF, including through cooperation among BRICS Heads of
Delegation on AML/CFT, also in the context of the work of BRICS CTWG and
by using other platforms and to safeguard integrity of national financial systems.
We agree to communicate closely to enhance currency cooperation, consistent
with each central bank’s legal mandate, including through currency swap, local
currency settlement, and local currency direct investment, where appropriate,
and to explore more modalities of currency cooperation. We encourage the
BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism to continue playing an important role
in supporting BRICS economic and trade cooperation. We commend the
progress in concluding the Memoranda of Understanding among national
development banks of BRICS countries on interbank local currency credit line
and on interbank cooperation in relation to credit rating.
12. We highlight the importance of innovation as a key driver for mid and
long term economic growth and global sustainable development. We commit to
promote cooperation on science, technology and innovation (STI) to forge
synergy in tapping new growth momentum for our five economies and continue
to address the development challenges we face. We commend the selection of
BRICS research and development projects under the BRICS STI Framework
Program and note the launch of the 2nd call for projects. We welcome the BRICS
STI Cooperation MOU and support enhanced cooperation on innovation and
entrepreneurship, including by promoting technology transfer and application,
cooperation among science and technology parks and enterprises as well as
mobility of researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals and students. We 
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encourage increased participation of the academia, businesses, civil society and
other stakeholders in this process, and support the promotion of STI investment
and cross-border investment through existing funding, institutions and platforms
including the NDB. We agree to continue to work on a cooperation platform for
innovation and entrepreneurship and support the implementation of the BRICS
Innovation Cooperation Action Plan 2017-2020.
13. We reaffirm our commitment to BRICS industrial cooperation,
including on industrial capacities and policies, new industrial infrastructure and
standards, and among small, micro and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs), so
as to jointly seize the opportunities brought about by the new industrial
revolution and expedite our respective industrialization processes. We
encourage exploring the establishment of BRICS Institute of Future networks.
We will enhance joint BRICS research, development and innovation in ICT
including the Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Big Data, Data Analytics,
Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence and 5G and their innovative applications
to elevate the level of ICT infrastructure and connectivity in our countries. We
will advocate the establishment of internationally applicable rules for security of
ICT infrastructure, data protection and the Internet that can be widely accepted
by all parties concerned, and jointly build a network that is safe and secure. We
will increase investment of ICT, recognize the need to further increase
investment in ICT Research and development, unleash the dynamics of
innovation in producing goods and services. We encourage identification and
facilitation of partnership between institutes, organizations, enterprises in the
implementation of proof of concepts and pilot projects by leveraging 
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complementary strengths in ICT hardware, software and skills through
developing next generation of innovative solutions in the areas of smart cities,
health care and energy efficient device, etc. We support active collaboration in
implementing the BRICS ICT Development Agenda and Action Plan.
14. We reaffirm our commitment to fully implementing the 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development. We will also advocate equitable, open, all-round,
innovation-driven and inclusive development, to achieve sustainable
development in its three dimensions - economic, social and environmental- in a
balanced and integrated manner. We support the important role of the United
Nations, including the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
(HLPF), in coordinating and reviewing global implementation of the 2030
Agenda, and support the need to reform the UN Development System with a
view to enhancing its capability in supporting Member States in implementing
the 2030 Agenda. We urge developed countries to honor their Official
Development Assistance commitments in time and in full and provide more
development resources to developing countries.
15. Underlining the strategic importance of energy to economic
development, we commit to strengthen BRICS cooperation on energy. We
recognize that sustainable development, energy access, and energy security are
critical to the shared prosperity and future of the planet. We acknowledge that
clean and renewable energy needs to be affordable to all. We will work to foster
open, flexible and transparent markets for energy commodities and technologies.
We will work together to promote most effective use of fossil fuels and wider
use of gas, hydro and nuclear power, which will contribute to the transformation 
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toward a low emissions economy, better energy access, and sustainable
development. In this regard, we underline the importance of predictability in
accessing technology and finance for expansion of civil nuclear energy capacity
which would contribute to sustainable development in BRICS countries. We
encourage continued dialogue on the establishment of a BRICS Energy
Research Cooperation Platform and urge relevant entities to continue to promote
joint research on energy cooperation and energy efficiency.
16. We commit to further promote green development and low-carbon
economy, in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication,
enhance BRICS cooperation on climate change and expand green financing. We
call upon all countries to fully implement the Paris Agreement adopted under
the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) including the principles of common but differentiated
responsibilities and respective capabilities, and urge developed countries to
provide financial, technological and capacity-building support to developing
countries to enhance their capability in mitigation and adaptation.
17. Stressing the importance of environmental cooperation to sustainable
development of our countries and the well-being of our peoples, we agree to
take concrete actions to advance result-oriented cooperation in such areas as
prevention of air and water pollution, waste management and biodiversity
conservation. We recognize the importance of an environmentally sound
technology platform and of improving urban environmental sustainability, and
support BRICS joint efforts in this regard. Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa
appreciate and support China's hosting of the meeting of the Conference of the 
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Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2020.
18. Noting the fruitful agricultural cooperation over the past years, we
recognize the unique characteristics and complementarity of BRICS countries in
agricultural development and vast cooperation potential in this area. In this
connection, we agree to deepen cooperation in the five priority areas such as
food security and nutrition, adaptation of agriculture to climate change,
agricultural technology cooperation and innovation, agricultural trade and
investment, and ICT application in agriculture to contribute to stable global
agricultural growth and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. We
welcome the establishment in India of the Coordination Center of BRICS
Agriculture Research Platform, a virtual network which will facilitate
addressing these priority areas.
19. We express concern over the challenges faced by the African continent
in achieving independent and sustainable development and in wildlife
conservation. We reaffirm our commitment to strengthen cooperation with
Africa and help the continent to address illegal wildlife trade, promote
employment, food security, infrastructure development and industrialization
including through connectivity and developmental initiatives and projects. We
reaffirm our strong support for African Union’s implementation of its various
programs under Agenda 2063 in pursuit of its continental agenda for peace and
socio-economic development.
20. Keenly aware of the negative impact of corruption on sustainable
development, we support the efforts to enhance BRICS anti-corruption
cooperation. We reaffirm our commitment to intensify dialogue and experience 
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sharing and support compiling a compendium on fighting corruption in BRICS
countries. We further acknowledge that illegal flow of the proceeds of
corruption impairs economic development and financial stability, and support
enhanced cooperation in asset recovery. We support the strengthening of
international cooperation against corruption, including through the BRICS
Anti-Corruption Working Group, as well as on matters related to asset recovery
and persons sought for corruption. We acknowledge that corruption including
illicit money and financial flows, and ill-gotten wealth stashed in foreign
jurisdictions is a global challenge which may impact negatively on economic
growth and sustainable development. We will strive to coordinate our approach
in this regard and encourage a stronger global commitment to prevent and
combat corruption on the basis of the United Nations Convention against
Corruption and other relevant international legal instruments.
21. Living in the era of digital economy, we are ready to use opportunities
it provides and address challenges it poses for the global growth. We will act on
the basis of principles of innovation, partnership, synergy, flexibility, open and
favorable business environment, trust and security, protection of consumer
rights in order to ensure the conditions for a thriving and dynamic digital
economy, that will foster global economic development and benefit everyone.
22. We appreciate the efforts and contribution of the BRICS Business
Council and Business Forum to strengthening our economic cooperation in
infrastructure, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, financial services,
e-commerce, alignment of technical standards and skills development. We
welcome the establishment of a working group on regional aviation within the 
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framework of the Business Council and in this connection acknowledge the
Brazil’s proposal on an MOU on regional aviation partnership. We encourage
business communities and associations to actively participate in BRICS
cooperation, and give full play to their role as trade and investment facilitation
institutions in promoting mutually beneficial cooperation.
23. We recognize the importance of transformation that is taking place in
the labor market and the opportunities and challenges it brings. We note with
satisfaction the progress in BRICS cooperation with regard to human resources,
employment and social security, fostering strong labor market information
systems and networking of BRICS of Labor Research Institutes and BRICS
Social Security Cooperation Framework. We welcome the achievement of a
BRICS common position on governance in the future of work and agree to
further strengthen exchanges and cooperation in ensuring full employment,
promoting decent work, advancing poverty alleviation and reduction through
skills development and achieving universal and sustainable social security
systems.
24. We recognize the importance of competition protection to ensure the
efficient social and economic development of our countries, to stimulate
innovative processes and to provide quality products to our consumers. We note
the significance of the interaction between the Competition Authorities of our
countries, in particular, in identifying and suppressing restrictive business
practices that are of a transboundary nature.
25. We note with satisfaction the progress made by Customs
Administrations in their cooperation on trade facilitation, security and 
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enforcement, capacity building and other issues of mutual interest, including
through such mechanisms as BRICS Customs Cooperation Committee and
BRICS Customs Working Group. We encourage broadened cooperation under
the guiding principles of mutual sharing of information, mutual recognition of
customs control, and mutual assistance in enforcement so as to boost growth
and promote people’s welfare. In order to strengthen mutual cooperation in
customs matters, we reaffirm our commitment to finalize BRICS Customs
Mutual Assistance Agreement at the earliest.
26. We adhere to the principle of utilizing outer space for peaceful
purposes and emphasize the need to strengthen the international cooperation in
space activities in order to use space technologies to respond to global climate
change, environmental protection, disaster prevention and relief and other
challenges faced by humankind.
27. Recalling the Saint-Petersburg and Udaipur Declarations of BRICS
Ministers for Disaster Management and the decision to establish a BRICS Joint
Taskforce on Disaster Risk Management, we underline the importance of
consistent joint work of emergency services of BRICS countries aimed at
building a safer future by reducing existing disaster risks, including exchange of
information on best practices concerning disaster risk management and
cooperation in the field of forecasting and early warning for effective response
to natural and human induced disasters.
28. We note with satisfaction the progress in BRICS cooperation in such
fields as audit, statistics and export credit and agree to further advance
cooperation in these fields. 
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Global Economic Governance
29. We resolve to foster a global economic governance architecture that is
more effective and reflective of current global economic landscape, increasing
the voice and representation of emerging markets and developing economies.
We reaffirm our commitment to conclude the IMF’s 15th General Review of
Quotas, including a new quota formula, by the 2019 Spring Meetings and no
later than the 2019 Annual Meetings. We will continue to promote the
implementation of the World Bank Group Shareholding Review.
30. We emphasize the importance of an open and resilient financial system
to sustainable growth and development, and agree to better leverage the benefits
of capital flows and manage the risks stemming from excessive cross-border
capital flows and fluctuation. The BRICS CRA represents a milestone of BRICS
financial cooperation and development, which also contributes to global
financial stability. We welcome the establishment of the CRA System of
Exchange in Macroeconomic Information (SEMI), and the agreement to further
strengthen the research capability of the CRA, and to promote closer
cooperation between the IMF and the CRA.
31. We welcome the establishment of the NDB Africa Regional Center
launched in South Africa, which is the first regional office of the Bank. We
welcome the setting up of the Project Preparation Fund and the approval of the
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nd batch of projects. We congratulate the Bank on the ground-breaking of its
permanent headquarters building. We stress the significance of infrastructure
connectivity to foster closer economic ties and partnerships among countries. 
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We encourage the NDB to fully leverage its role and enhance cooperation with
multilateral development institutions including the World Bank and the Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank as well as with the BRICS Business Council, to
forge synergy in mobilizing resources and promote infrastructure construction
and sustainable development of BRICS countries.
32. We emphasize the importance of an open and inclusive world economy
enabling all countries and peoples to share in the benefits of globalization. We
remain firmly committed to a rules-based, transparent, non-discriminatory, open
and inclusive multilateral trading system as embodied in the WTO. We reaffirm
our commitments to ensure full implementation and enforcement of existing
WTO rules and are determined to work together to further strengthen the WTO.
We call for the acceleration of the implementation of the Bali and Nairobi MCM
outcomes and for the WTO ministerial conference to be held this year in
Argentina to produce positive outcomes. We will continue to firmly oppose
protectionism. We recommit to our existing pledge for both standstill and
rollback of protectionist measures and we call upon other countries to join us in
that commitment.
33. Valuing the G20’s continued role as the premier forum for
international economic cooperation, we reiterate our commitments to the
implementation of the outcomes of G20 summits, including the Hamburg
Summit and the Hangzhou Summit. We call upon the G20 to further enhance
macroeconomic policy coordination to minimize negative spillovers and
external shocks to EMDEs. We agree to enhance coordination and cooperation
under the Argentina Presidency in 2018, with an aim to make the G20 process 
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and outcomes reflect the interests and priorities of EMDEs.
34. We reaffirm our commitment to achieving a fair and modern global tax
system and promoting a more equitable, pro-growth and efficient international
tax environment, including to deepening cooperation on addressing Base
Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), promoting exchange of tax information and
improving capacity-building in developing countries. We will strengthen BRICS
tax cooperation to increase BRICS contribution to setting international tax rules
and provide, according to each country’s priorities, effective and sustainable
technical assistance to other developing countries.
International Peace and Security
35. Cognizant of the profound changes the world is undergoing and the
global security challenges and threats faced by the international community, we
commit to enhance communication and cooperation in international fora on
issues concerning international peace and security. We reiterate our commitment
to safeguarding world peace and security and to upholding the basic norms of
the international law, and the purposes and principles of the Charter of the
United Nations including sovereign equality and non-interference in other
countries’ internal affairs.
36. We welcome the 7th Meeting of the BRICS High Representatives for
Security Issues held on 27-28 July 2017 in Beijing, and commend the meeting
for having discussion and deepening our common understanding on global
governance, counter-terrorism, security in the use of ICTs, energy security,
major international and regional hotspots as well as national security and 
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development. We note Brazil’s proposal to establish a BRICS Intelligence
Forum. We welcome Chair’s report to us on the proceedings of the Meeting and
encourage the succeeding chairpersonships to continue this exercise. We look
forward to enhancing practical security cooperation agreed upon in the above
areas.
37. We welcome China’s hosting of the Meeting of BRICS Ministers of
Foreign Affairs/International Relations in Beijing on 18-19 June 2017 at the
initiative of China. Ministers exchanged views on major global political,
security, economic and financial issues of common concern and on
strengthening BRICS cooperation. We look forward to the upcoming meeting of
Foreign Ministers on the margins of the UNGA. We welcome South Africa’s
offer to host the next stand-alone Foreign Ministers Meeting in 2018.
38. We recall that development and security are closely interlinked,
mutually reinforcing and key to attaining sustainable peace. We reiterate our
view that the establishment of sustainable peace requires a comprehensive,
concerted and determined approach, based on mutual trust, mutual benefit,
equity and cooperation, that addresses the causes of conflicts, including their
political, economic and social dimensions. We condemn unilateral military
interventions, economic sanctions and arbitrary use of unilateral coercive
measures in violation of international law and universally recognized norms of
international relations. We emphasize that no country should enhance its
security at the expense of the security of others.
39. We reaffirm our commitment to the United Nations as the universal
multilateral organization entrusted with the mandate for maintaining 
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international peace and security, advance global development and to promote
and protect human rights.
40. We recall the 2005 World Summit Outcome document and reaffirm the
need for a comprehensive reform of the UN, including its Security Council, with
a view to making it more representative, effective and efficient, and to increase
the representation of the developing countries so that it can adequately respond
to global challenges. China and Russia reiterate the importance they attach to
the status and role of Brazil, India and South Africa in international affairs and
support their aspiration to play a greater role in the UN.
41. We reiterate that the only lasting solution to the crisis in Syria is
through an inclusive “Syrian-led, Syrian-owned” political process which
safeguards the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria, in
pursuance of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254(2015), and
promotes the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people. We strongly support
the Geneva Peace Talks and the Astana process, and welcome the creation of the
de-escalation areas in Syria, which contributed to decrease the levels of violence
and generate positive momentum and conditions for meaningful progress in the
peace talks under the auspices of the UN. We oppose the use of chemical
weapons by anyone, for any purpose and under any circumstance.
42. We reiterate the urgent need for a just, lasting and comprehensive
solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in order to achieve peace and stability
in the Middle East on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, the
Madrid Principles, the Arab Peace Initiative and previous agreements between
the parties through negotiations with a view to creating an independent, viable, 
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territorially contiguous Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security
with Israel. Committed to making greater contribution to such solution, we
express readiness to enhance our contribution towards a just and lasting
resolution of the Middle East conflict and support international efforts to
promote peace and stability in the region.
43. We congratulate the people and Government of Iraq for the recovery of
Mosul and for the progress achieved in the fight against terrorism and reaffirm
our commitment to Iraq’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and political
independence and our support for Iraqi government and its people. We express
our concern over the situation in Yemen and urge all parties to cease hostilities
and to resume negotiations supported by the United Nations. We also call on all
parties directly involved in the current diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region to
overcome their dissensions through dialogue and welcome the efforts of
Kuwaiti mediation in this regard.
44. We strongly deplore the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK. We
express deep concern over the ongoing tension and prolonged nuclear issue on
the Korean Peninsula, and emphasize that it should only be settled through
peaceful means and direct dialogue of all the parties concerned.
45. We firmly support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
on the Iranian nuclear issue and call upon all relevant parties to comply fully
with their obligations and ensure full and effective implementation of the
JCPOA to promote international and regional peace and stability.
46. We commend the efforts of African countries, the African Union and
sub-regional organizations in addressing regional issues and maintaining 
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regional peace and security, and emphasize the importance of collaboration
between the United Nations and the African Union in accordance with the
Charter of the United Nations. We support efforts towards comprehensively
resolving the issues in Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, South Sudan,
Somalia, Central Africa Republic and Western Sahara.
47. We strongly condemn terrorist attacks resulting in death to innocent
Afghan nationals. There is a need for immediate cessation of violence. We
reaffirm our support to the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to achieve
“Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” peace and national reconciliation, to the
ongoing international efforts, including the Moscow Format of consultations on
Afghanistan and “Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process”, as well as multimodal
connectivity projects to promote peace and stability, to the fight against
terrorism and drug-threat, and to the national reconstruction efforts by
Afghanistan. We support the efforts of the Afghan National Defense and
Security Forces in fighting terrorist organizations.
48. We, in this regard, express concern on the security situation in the
region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al-Qaida and its
affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of
Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, TTP
and Hizb ut-Tahrir.
49. We deplore all terrorist attacks worldwide, including attacks in BRICS
countries, and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever
committed and by whomsoever and stress that there can be no justification
whatsoever for any act of terrorism. We reaffirm that those responsible for 
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committing, organizing, or supporting terrorist acts must be held accountable.
Recalling the primary leading role and responsibility of states in preventing and
countering terrorism, we stress the necessity to develop international
cooperation, in accordance with the principles of international law, including
that of sovereign equality of states and non-interference in their internal affairs.
We reaffirm solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism, value the 2nd
BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group Meeting held in Beijing on 18 May
2017, and agree to strengthen our cooperation.
50. We call upon all nations to adopt a comprehensive approach in
combating terrorism, which should include countering radicalization,
recruitment, movement of terrorists including Foreign Terrorist Fighters,
blocking sources of financing terrorism including, for instance, through
organized crime by means of money-laundering, supply of weapons, drug
trafficking and other criminal activities, dismantling terrorist bases, and
countering misuse of the Internet including social media by terrorist entities
through misuse of the latest Information and Communication Technologies
(ICTs). We are committed to prevent and counter the growing spread of terrorist
narratives, and to tackle all sources, techniques and channels of terrorist
financing. We call for swift and effective implementation of relevant UNSC
Resolutions and the FATF International Standards worldwide. We seek to
intensify our cooperation in FATF and FATF-style regional bodies (FSRBs). We
recall the responsibility of all States to prevent financing of terrorist networks
and terrorist actions from their territories.
51. We call upon the international community to establish a genuinely 
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broad international counter-terrorism coalition and support the UN’s central
coordinating role in this regard. We stress that the fight against terrorism must
be conducted in accordance with international law, including the Charter of the
United Nations, international refugee and humanitarian law, human rights and
fundamental freedoms. We reaffirm our commitment on increasing the
effectiveness of the UN counter-terrorism framework, including in the areas of
cooperation and coordination among the relevant UN entities, designation of
terrorists and terrorist groups and technical assistance to Members States. We
call for expeditious finalization and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention
on International Terrorism (CCIT) by the United Nations General Assembly.
52. We recognize the important contribution of BRICS countries to United
Nations peacekeeping operations, and the importance of United Nations
peacekeeping operations to international peace and security. We emphasize the
need for BRICS countries to further enhance communication on peacekeeping
matters.
53. We reiterate our commitment to address the world drug problem based
on the United Nations drug control conventions, through an integrated,
comprehensive and balanced approach to drug supply and demand reduction
strategies. We stress the importance of the outcome document of the 30th
Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the world drug
problem, and call for strengthening of international and regional cooperation
and coordination to counter the global threat caused by the illicit production and
trafficking of drugs, especially opiates. We note with deep concern the
increasing links in some regions of the world between drug trafficking, money 
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laundering and organized crime and terrorism.
54. We reiterate the need for all countries to cooperate in promoting and
protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms under the principles of
equality and mutual respect. We agree to continue to treat all human rights,
including the right to development, in a fair and equal manner, on the same
footing and with the same emphasis. We will strengthen cooperation on issues
of common interests both within BRICS and in multilateral fora including the
United Nations Human Rights Council, taking into account the necessity to
promote, protect and fulfill human rights in a non-selective, non-politicized and
constructive manner, and without double standards.
55. Keenly aware of the global security challenges faced by the
international community in the area of international migration, we emphasize
the growing role of effective migration regulation for the benefit of international
security and development of the society.
56. We consider the UN has a central role in developing universally
accepted norms of responsible state behavior in the use of ICTs to ensure a
peaceful, secure, open, cooperative, stable, orderly, accessible and equitable ICT
environment. We emphasize the paramount importance of the principles of
international law enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, particularly the
state sovereignty, the political independence, territorial integrity and sovereign
equality of states, non-interference in internal affairs of other states and respect
for human rights and fundamental freedoms. We emphasize the need to enhance
international cooperation against terrorist and criminal misuse of ICTs, reaffirm
the general approach laid in the eThekwini, Fortaleza, Ufa and Goa declarations 
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in this regard, and recognize the need for a universal regulatory binding
instrument on combatting the criminal use of ICTs under the UN auspices as
stated in the Ufa Declaration. We note with satisfaction the progress achieved by
the Working Group of Experts of the BRICS States on Security in the use of
ICTs. We decide to promote cooperation according to the BRICS Roadmap of
Practical Cooperation on Ensuring Security in the Use of ICTs or any other
mutually agreed mechanism and acknowledge the initiative of the Russian
Federation on a BRICS intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in ensuring
security in the use of ICTs.
57. We believe that all states should participate on an equal footing in the
evolution and functioning of the Internet and its governance, bearing in mind
the need to involve relevant stakeholders in their respective roles and
responsibilities. The structures that manage and regulate the critical Internet
resources need to be made more representative and inclusive. We note with
satisfaction the progress made by the BRICS Working Group on ICT
Cooperation. We recognize the necessity to strengthen our cooperation in this
area. To that end, BRICS will continue to work together through the existing
mechanism to contribute to the secure, open, peaceful and cooperative use of
ICTs on the basis of equal participation of the international community in its
management.
58. We reiterate that outer space shall be free for peaceful exploration and
used by all States on the basis of equality in accordance with international law.
Reaffirming that outer space shall remain free from any kind of weapons or any
use of force, we stress that negotiations for the conclusion of an international 
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agreement or agreements to prevent an arms race in outer space are a priority
task of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, and support the efforts
to start substantive work, inter alia, based on the updated draft treaty on the
prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space and of the threat or use
of force against outer space objects submitted by China and the Russian
Federation. We also note an international initiative for a political obligation on
the no first placement of weapons in outer space.
59. Priority should be accorded to ensuring the long-term sustainability of
outer space activities, as well as ways and means of preserving outer space for
future generations. We note that this is an important objective on the current
agenda of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
(UNCOPUOS). In this respect, we welcome the decision by the UNCOPUOS
Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee Working Group on Long-term
Sustainability of Outer Space Activities to conclude negotiations and achieve
consensus on the full set of guidelines for the long term sustainability of outer
space activities by 2018 to coincide with the commemoration of the 50th
Anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and
Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE + 50).
People-to-People Exchanges
60. We emphasize the importance of people-to-people exchanges to
promoting development and enhancing mutual understanding, friendship and
cooperation among BRICS peoples. We agree to deepen cooperation in such
fields as culture, education, science and technology, sports and health as well as 
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among media organizations and local governments, to strengthen the third pillar
of BRICS cooperation and foster a meaningful resonance of the BRICS
partnership amongst its peoples.
61. We value cultural diversity as a precious asset of BRICS cooperation.
We stress the role of culture and cultural diversity in promoting sustainable
development, and encourage BRICS countries to engage in cultural exchanges
and mutual learning to cultivate common values on the basis of diversity and
sharing. We welcome the formulation of a BRICS action plan to advance
practical cultural cooperation and the establishment of the BRICS Alliance of
Libraries, Alliance of Museums, Alliance of Art Museums and National
Galleries as well as Alliance of Theaters for Children and Young People. We
look forward to the success of the BRICS Culture Festival to be held later in
mid-September 2017 in Xiamen. We will continue our work on the
establishment of a BRICS Cultural Council to provide the necessary platform to
enhance cultural cooperation among BRICS countries.
62. We stress the importance of education to promoting sustainable
economic and social development, and to strengthening BRICS partnership, and
commend the positive progress in our education cooperation. We reiterate our
support for BRICS University League and BRICS Network University in
conducting education and research cooperation, welcome efforts to promote
cooperation among educational think tanks, and exchanges among youth
including by organizing youth summer camps and offering more scholarship
opportunities to BRICS students. We agree to share experience and practices in
realizing education-related sustainable development goals. 
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63. We believe in the importance of sports cooperation to popularizing
traditional sports and deepening the friendship among BRICS peoples.
Recalling the successful hosting of BRICS U-17 Football Tournament in Goa in
2016, we commend the success of the First BRICS Games, which was a
highlight of this year’s people-to-people exchanges. We encourage relevant
departments to sign an MOU on sports cooperation to provide greater impetus to
sports cooperation among our five countries.
64. We agree to enhance BRICS role in global health governance,
especially in the context of the World Health Organization and UN agencies,
and foster the development and improve the availability of innovative medical
products through promotion of research and development and access to
affordable, quality, effective and safe drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other
medical products and technologies as well as to medical services through
enhanced health systems and health financing. We agree to improve surveillance
capacity and medical services to combat infectious diseases, including Ebola,
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as non-communicable diseases
and encourage greater application of ICTs to improve the level of health service
provision. We welcome the outcomes of the BRICS Health Ministers Meeting
and High-level Meeting on Traditional Medicine, and commend the
establishment of a long-term mechanism for traditional medicine exchanges and
cooperation, to promote mutual learning of traditional medicines and pass them
down to future generations. We welcome the decision to set up the Tuberculosis
Research Network, to be presented at the First WHO Global Ministerial
Conference Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A 
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Multisectoral Response, Moscow, Russian Federation, 16-17 November 2017.
We express support for the meeting as well as the First United Nations General
Assembly High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in 2018. We commit ourselves
to enhanced cooperation at international fora on health matters including at G20.
65. We reaffirm our commitment to promote a long-term and balanced
demographic development and continue cooperation on population related
matters in accordance with the Agenda for BRICS Cooperation on Population
Matters for 2015-2020.
66. We note with satisfaction the progress in the exchanges and
cooperation in various areas, including governance, film-making, media,
think-tank, youth, parliament, local governments and trade union, and agree to
further advance such exchanges and cooperation. We commend the first joint
film production by BRICS countries and commend the success of the BRICS
Film Festival, the Media Forum, Friendship Cities and Local Governments
Cooperation Forum, Youth Forum, Young Diplomats Forum and Young
Scientists Forum. We appreciate the successful hosting of the BRICS Forum of
Political Parties, Think-Tanks and Civil Society Organizations as well as the
Seminar on Governance, and will carry these good initiatives forward in the
future. In this regard, we note the proposal to establish by China the BRICS
Research and Exchange Fund.
67. We appreciate the important progress in BRICS institutional
development and reiterate our commitment to further strengthen it to make
BRICS cooperation more responsive to the changing situation. We commend
China for taking measures during its Chairmanship to enhance the Sherpas’ 
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coordination role in BRICS cooperation. We instruct the Sherpas to continue
their discussion concerning BRICS institutional development.
68. We recommit our strong support for multilateralism and the central
role of the UN in international affairs. We commit to strengthening the
coordination and cooperation among BRICS in the areas of mutual and common
interests within the UN and other multilateral institutions, including through
regular meetings among our permanent representatives in New York, Geneva
and Vienna, and further enhance the voice of BRICS in international fora.
69. In continuation of BRICS tradition of outreach since the Durban
Summit, we will hold a Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing
Countries on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development and the building of broad partnerships for development under the
theme of “Strengthening Mutually-Beneficial Cooperation for Common
Development” in promotion of BRICS Plus cooperation.
70. South Africa, Brazil, Russia and India commend China’s
Chairmanship in 2017 and express sincere gratitude to the Government and
people of China for hosting the Ninth BRICS Summit in Xiamen.
71. China, Brazil, Russia and India extend full support for South Africa in
hosting the Tenth BRICS Summit in 2018. 
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Annex 1 : BRICS Cooperation Outcome Documents
The following outcome documents have been adopted.
Press Communique of the BRICS Leaders Informal Meeting in Hamburg
Political and Security Cooperation
1.Media Note of the Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign
Affairs/International Relations
2. BRICS Roadmap of Practical Cooperation on Ensuring Security in the Use of
ICTs
3. Joint Communique on the Meeting of BRICS Special Envoys on Middle East
Economic Cooperation
1. BRICS Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation
2. Seventh Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers Statement
3. BRICS Trade in Services Cooperation Roadmap
4. Framework on Strengthening the Economic and Technical Cooperation for
BRICS Countries
5. BRICS E-Commerce Cooperation Initiative
6. Terms of Reference (ToR) of BRICS E-Commerce Working Group
7. Terms of Reference (ToR) of BRICS Model E-Port Network
8. BRICS IPR Cooperation Guidelines
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9. Outlines for BRICS Investment Facilitation
10. Agreed Elements of Financial Deliverables of 2017 BRICS Finance
Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting
11. BRICS Good Practices on PPP Frameworks
12. Action Plan for Deepening Industrial Cooperation Among BRICS Countries
13. Declaration of the Third BRICS Communications Ministers’ Meeting
14. Strategic Framework of BRICS Customs Cooperation
15. BRICS Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation (2017-2020)
16. Hangzhou Declaration of the 5th BRICS Science, Technology & Innovation
(STI) Ministerial Meeting
17. Action Plan 2017-2018 in the Framework of BRICS 2015-2018 STI Work
Plan
18. Communique of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities Meeting
19. BRICS Memorandum of Cooperation in Respect of Tax Matters
20. Declaration of the 2nd BRICS Energy Ministerial Meeting
21. Tianjin Statement on Environment of the Third Meeting of BRICS
Environment Ministers
22. Joint Declaration of the Seventh Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Agriculture
23. Action Plan 2017-2020 for Agricultural Cooperation of BRICS Countries
24. BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Declaration
25. The BRICS Action Plan for Poverty Alleviation and Reduction Through
Skills
26. Progress Report on the Implementation of the Strategy for BRICS Economic
Partnership
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27. Interbank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement Under BRICS Interbank
Cooperation Mechanism
28. Cooperation Memorandum Relating to Credit Ratings Under BRICS
Interbank Cooperation Mechanism
29. BRICS Partnership for Urban Environmental Sustainability Initiative
30. BRICS Joint Statistical Publication 2017
31. Terms of Reference (ToR) of BRICS Research Infrastructure and
Mega-Science Projects Working Group
32. Terms of Reference (ToR) of BRICS Working Group on Science, Technology,
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partnership
33. Memorandum of Understanding Between BRICS Export Credit Agencies
and the New Development Bank on General Cooperation
34. The BRICS Common Position on Governance in the Future of Work
35. BRICS Network of Labour Research Institutes Terms of Reference
36. BRICS Social Security Cooperation Framework
37. BRICS Agricultural Development Report 2017
38. Joint Statement of BRICS Business Forum 2017
39. Memorandum of Understanding Between the BRICS Business Council and
the New Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation
40. Joint Declaration of BRICS Business Council on Regulatory Cooperation on
Standards
People-to-People Exchanges
1. Action Plan for the Implementation of the Agreement between the 
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Governments of the BRICS States on Cooperation in the Field of Culture
(2017-2021)
2. Letter of Intent for BRICS Alliance of Libraries Cooperation
3. Letter of Intent of the Founding of the BRICS Alliance of Museums
4. Letter of Intent on the Founding of the BRICS Alliance of Art Museums and
National Galleries
5. Letter of Intent for Strategic Cooperation of the BRICS Alliance of Theater
for Children and Young People
6. Joint Declaration of BRICS Countries on Strengthening Cooperation in
Traditional Medicine
7. Tianjin Communique of BRICS Health Ministers Meeting
8. Beijing Declaration on Education of the Fifth Meeting of BRICS Ministers
of Education
9. Action Plan of Promoting BRICS Media Cooperation
10. 2017 BRICS Youth Forum Action Plan
11. Chengdu Initiative of 2017 BRICS Friendship Cities and Local
Governments Cooperation Forum
12. Quanzhou Consensus of BRICS Seminar on Governance
13. Fuzhou Initiative of the BRICS Political Parties, Think-Tanks and Civil
Society Organizations Forum
14. The 9th BRICS Academic Forum Recommendations to the 9th BRICS Summit
15. Chengdu Consensus of the BRICS Film Delegations of the 2nd BRICS Film
Festival
16. BRICS Film Collaboration Plan for the Years 2017 to 2021
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17. BFA Program for BRICS Film Students and Talents
18. Joint Declaration on Film Traditional Culture Inheritance and Creative
Development of Young Talents
19. BRICS Trade Union Forum Declaration
20. Statement by BRICS Trade Unions to the BRICS Labour and Employment
Ministers’ Meeting
Note is also taken of the ongoing work on the following documents.
Economic Cooperation
1. The Action Plan on BRICS IPR Cooperation
2. Agreement on Cooperation on the BRCS Remote Sensing Satellite
Constellation
3. National Accounting Standards Setters of BRICS Countries Joint Statement
4. BRICS Joint Statement on Audit Regulatory Cooperation
People-to-People Exchanges
1. Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the Council of
Regions of BRICS States
2. Memorandum of Understanding on BRICS Sports Cooperation
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Annex 2: Xiamen Action Plan
We take note of the following meetings and events held under China’s BRICS
Chairmanship before the Xiamen Summit.
Ministerial Meetings and Relevant Events
1. BRICS Leaders’ Informal Meeting (7 July 2017, Hamburg)
2. Meeting of BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues (27-28 July
2017, Beijing)
3. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations
(18-19 June 2017, Beijing)
4. BRICS Sherpa/Sous-Sherpa Meetings (23-24 February 2017, Nanjing;
14-15 June 2017, Qingdao; 4-5 July 2017, Hamburg; September 2017,
Xiamen)
5. BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings/Finance
and Central Bank Deputies Meeting (17 March 2017, Baden-Baden; 20
April 2017, Washington D.C.; 19 June 2017, Shanghai)
6. BRICS Local Currency Bond Fund Working Group (20 April, Washington
DC; 18 June 2017, Shanghai)
7. BRICS Energy Ministerial Meeting (7 June 2017, Beijing)
8. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development
(16-17 June 2017, Nanjing)
9. BRICS Environment Ministers Meeting (22-23 June 2017, Tianjin)
10. Meeting of BRICS Joint Committee on Space Cooperation (2-3 July 2017, 
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Haikou)
11. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Education (4-5 July 2017, Beijing)
12. Meeting of BRICS Customs Cooperation Committee (5 July 2017, Brussels)
13. Meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers (5-6 July 2017, Tianjin)
14. BRICS Health Ministers Meeting and High-level Meeting on Traditional
Medicine (6-7 July 2017, Tianjin)
15. BRICS Meeting of Drug Regulatory Collaboration (13-14 July 2017,
Zhengzhou)
16. BRICS Science, Technology & Innovation Ministerial Meeting (18 July
2017, Hangzhou)
17. Meeting of BRICS Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (26-27 July
2017, Chongqing)
18. BRICS Communications Ministers’ Meeting (27-28 July 2017, Hangzhou)
19. Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities (27-28 July 2017, Hangzhou)
20. BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting (29-30 July 2017, Hangzhou)
21. Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers (1-2 August 2017, Shanghai)
22. Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the New Development Bank
(1-2 April 2017, New Delhi)
23. BRICS Business Forum (3-4 September 2017, Xiamen)
Senior Officials/Working Groups/Expert Meetings
1. Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials on Environment (22 June 2017, Tianjin)
2. Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials on Education (4 July 2017, Beijing)
3. Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials on Culture (5 July 2017, Tianjin)
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4. BRICS Health Senior Officials Meeting (5 July 2017, Tianjin)
5. Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials on Science, Technology & Innovation
(17 July 2017, Hangzhou)
6. BRICS Business Council (31 March 2017, New Delhi; 31 August-2
September 2017, Shanghai & Xiamen)
7. BRICS Anti-Corruption Working Group Meetings (22 January 2017, Berlin;
9 April 2017, Brasilia)
8. BRICS Intellectual Property Examiner Training Seminar (20-24 February
2017, Nagpur)
9. BRICS Intellectual Property Coordination Group Meeting (22-23 February
2017, Nagpur)
10. Meetings of BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (20-21
March 2017, Beijing; 23-25 May 2017, Beijing; 30-31 July 2017, Shanghai)
11. Technical Meeting of BRICS National Statistics Offices (27-29 March 2017,
Shanghai)
12. BRICS Working Group Meeting of Customs (29-31 March 2017, Xiamen)
13. Consultation of BRICS Middle East Special Envoys (11-12 April 2017,
Visakhapatnam)
14. BRICS Employment Working Group Meetings (19 April 2017, Yuxi; 25 July
2017, Chongqing)
15. BRICS Environmental Working Group Meeting (25-27 April 2017, Tianjin)
16. BRICS Counter Terrorism Working Group Meeting (18 May 2017, Beijing)
17. First Meeting of BRICS Intellectual Property Rights Mechanism (23 May
2017, Beijing) 
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18. Working Group for the Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Culture (25 May
2017, Beijing)
19. BRICS Science, Technology & Innovation Funding Working Group Meeting
(28-31 May 2017, Pretoria)
20. Meeting of BRICS Working Group on Security in the Use of ICTs (1-2 June
2017, Beijing)
21. Working Group Meeting on BRICS Energy Saving and Improvement of
Energy Efficiency (5 June 2017, Beijing)
22. Meeting of Heads of BRICS Export Credit Agencies (12-15 June 2017,
Hangzhou)
23. BRICS Working Group Meetings on Agricultural Cooperation (15 June
2017, Nanjing)
24. Technical Group Meeting of BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism
(28-29 June 2017, Beijing)
25. Working Group Meeting on Interbank Cooperation Mechanism (28-29 June
2017, Beijing)
26. Meeting of BRICS Heads of Delegation on AML (18-23 June 2017, Spain)
27. BRICS Foreign Policy Planning Dialogue (20-21 July 2017, Beijing)
28. BRICS Consultation of Experts on Peace-keeping Affairs (25 July 2017,
Beijing)
29. Meeting of BRICS Experts on Tax Matters (25-26 July 2017, Hangzhou)
30. BRICS Working Group Meeting on ICT Cooperation (26 July 2017,
Hangzhou)
31. BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group Meeting (16 August 2017, Weihai)
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32. Annual Meeting of Interbank Cooperation Mechanism and Financial Forum
(31 August - 2 September 2017, Beijing)
33. Meeting of BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (6-7 April 2017,
New Delhi)
34. BRICS Working Group on Science, Technology, Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Partnership (9 April, Bengaluru)
35. BRICS Working Group on ICT and High Performance Computing (23-26
April, Guangzhou)
36. BRICS Working Group on Research Infrastructure and Mega-Science
Projects (15-16 May, Dubna)
37. BRICS Working Group on Solid State Lighting (19-24 June 2017,
Hangzhou)
People-to-people Exchanges Events and Other Meetings
1. BRICS Young Diplomats Forum (30 May - 3 June 2017, Beijing & Linyi)
2. BRICS Media Forum (6-8 June 2017, Beijing)
3. BRICS Think-Tank Council Meeting (10 June 2017, Fuzhou)
4. BRICS Political Parties, Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations
Forum (10-12 June 2017, Fuzhou)
5. BRICS Games (17-21 June 2017, Guangzhou)
6. BRICS Film Festival (23-27 June 2017, Chengdu)
7. BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Governments Cooperation Forum
(11-13 July 2017, Chengdu)
8. BRICS Trade Union Forum (24-25 July 2017, Beijing)
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9. BRICS Youth Forum (24-28 July 2017, Beijing)
10. BRICS Young Scientist Forum (11-15 July 2017, Hangzhou)
11. BRICS Seminar on Governance (17-18 August 2017, Quanzhou)
12. BRICS Heads of Prosecution Services Meeting (August 2017, Brazil)
13. BRICS Think-Tank Symposiums (22 March 2017, Beijing; 15 May 2017,
Guangzhou; 20 May 2017, Chongqing)
14. BRICS International Festival of Theatre Schools (14-21 May 2017,
Moscow)
15. Meeting of BRICS Cooperation in the Field of Competition Law (16-20
May 2017, St. Petersburg)
16. Annual Forum “BRICS: Boosting Economic Cooperation” (1-3 June 2017,
St. Petersburg)
17. BRICS Supreme Audit Institutions’ Technical Cooperation Meeting (June
28-29, 2017, Pretoria)
18. International Congress of Women of SCO and BRICS Countries (2-4 July
2017, Novosibirsk)
We further take note of the upcoming meetings and events under China’s
BRICS Chairmanship.
1. The Foreign Ministers Meeting on the margins of UNGA
2. The Fifth BRICS Sherpa/Sous-Sherpa Meeting
3. BRICS Parliamentary Forum
4. Meeting of BRICS Heads of National Statistics Offices
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5. BRICS Trade Fair
6. BRICS Legal Advisor Consultation
7. BRICS Forum on SOE Reform and Governance
8. Meeting of BRICS Cooperation in the Field of Competition Law
9. Third Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions
10. BRICS International Competition Conference
11. BRICS Working Group on Astronomy (21-22 September, Pune)
12. BRICS Export Credit Agencies Technical Workshop (31 October-3
November, Nanjing)
13. BRICS Working Group on Materials Science and Nanotechnology (26-27
October 2017, Yekaterinburg)
14. Annual International Academic Conference “Foresight and STI Policy” (1-2
November, Moscow)
15. BRICS Working Group on Biotechnology and Biomedicine, including
Human Health and Neuroscience (15-16 November, 2017, Moscow)
16. BRICS meeting on Ageing
Proposals to be further explored
1. Ocean Cooperation
2. Establishment of the PPP Project Preparation Fund
3. Establishment of the BRICS Energy Cooperation Platform
4. BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation
5. Establishment of the BRICS Customs Training Center in Xiamen
6. Establishment of the BRICS Cultural Council
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7. Establishment of the BRICS Council of Regions
8. Tourism Cooperation
9. Creation of the Working Group on Regional Aviation   (PIB)
 
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