Pakistan on Monday congratulated China on the successful holding of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) meetings.
“We have noted that this year a “High-level Dialogue on Global Development” was held as a BRICS side event in which a number of developing/emerging economies were invited,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad started.
He said that China being the host country engaged with Pakistan prior to the BRICS meetings, where decisions are taken after consultations with all BRICS members, including extending invitation to non-members. Regrettably, one member blocked Pakistan’s participation.
“We do hope that future engagement of the organization would be based on the principles of inclusivity keeping in view the overall interests of the developing world and in a manner that is devoid of narrow geopolitical considerations,” the Pakistani Foreign Ministry stated.
He further said that Pakistan appreciates China’s role in promoting the interests of the developing countries. Together with China, Pakistan has been a strong voice for global peace, shared prosperity and inclusive development. Pakistan is the current chair of G77+China and also part of group of friends of the Global Development Initiative(GDI).
“Pakistan and China are all-weather strategic partners and our iron brotherhood remains rock solid. The two countries are fully committed to taking our all-round cooperation to higher levels both bilaterally and multilaterally,” he added.
The spokesperson said that Pakistan stands ready with all developing countries, including the BRICS members for addressing the challenges faced by the global community.