26 Jul 2019 20:59

Russia, China call for strengthening role of other 3 BRICS members in UN

RIO DE JANEIRO. July 26 (Interfax) - The foreign ministers of Russia and China have called on the United Nations to work more efficiently and spoke in favor of a greater role for Brazil, India, and South Africa within this organization, the foreign ministers of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) said in a statement issued following a meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

"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," the statement said.

The BRICS members "underscored the importance of sustained efforts aimed at making the United Nations more effective and efficient in implementing its mandates. They encouraged further collaboration amongst the BRICS countries on a better resourced UN, on its administration and budget," it said.