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BRICS summit to lift global growth
September 01,2017   By:China Daily
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Sept.1,2017--Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells reporters on Wednesday that BRICS members will focus on key economic areas. (KUANG LINHUA / CHINA DAILY)
 
Event to send positive signals for open markets at a critical time
 
Sept.1,2017--The upcoming BRICS Summit is expected to be a force strongly propelling global economic growth and sending positive signals for open markets, both crucial at a time when the world's economic recovery remains unsteady, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.
 
President Xi Jinping will chair the summit to be held in Xiamen, Fujian province, from Sunday to Tuesday. Xi will also preside over the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries and attend some other events, such as the opening ceremony of the BRICS business forum, Wang said.
 
Speaking at a news conference, the foreign minister said that the five BRICS members — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will focus on key areas of economic cooperation through such means as establishing a working group for e-commerce.
 
Leaders from five other emerging markets and developing countries — Egypt, Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan and Thailand — will attend the summit and engage in dialogues with the BRICS members amid China's efforts to build BRICS Plus, a wider "friends circle" of developing countries.