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Yang Jiechi Advocates Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Cooperation among BRICS Countries

On December 6, 2013, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, while attending the fourth Meeting of BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues in Cape Town, South Africa, stressed that the BRICS Countries should enhance their cooperation in anti-terrorism.

Yang Jiechi pointed out that anti-terrorism is currently faced with a new situation. The international terrorism has shown a tendency of being increasingly localized, decentralized and networked. We should be vigilant in case that the terrorism forces deliberately incite friction among religious sects, intentionally create confrontation among ethnic groups, and preach ideas of extremism and violence by means of the Internet and others. We would crack down on the spreading of terrorism and extremism ideas and firmly oppose the practice of "double standards" in anti-terrorism.

Yang Jiechi said that the BRICS countries should strengthen their cooperation in anti-terrorism at all levels. At the global level, the BRICS countries should support the central role of the United Nations and Security Council in fighting against terrorism and push all sides to complete the negotiation on Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism as soon as possible. At the regional level, the BRICS countries should jointly support a bigger role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), African Union (AU) and other organizations in anti-terrorism. At the state level, the BRICS countries should enhance information exchanges and law enforcement cooperation, and share experience and give mutual support concerning the security work at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, 2014 FIFA World Cup and other big events.

Yang Jiechi stressed that China is ready to enhance its cooperation with other BRICS countries to resolutely fight against terrorism in all forms.

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