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BRICS at Hague slam attempts to isolate Putin
March 24, 2014, 5:24 pm

BRICS will push for a new equitable global order, the five ministers vowed. BRICS held a foreign ministers meet on 24 March 2014 at the Hague in Netherlands [MFA, Russia]

BRICS will push for a new equitable global order, the five ministers vowed. BRICS held a foreign ministers meet on 24 March 2014 at the Hague in Netherlands [MFA, Russia]

BRICS have slammed recent reports ahead of the G20 meet to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin or to place any restrictions on his participation at the G-20 summit in Australia later this year.

“The Ministers noted with concern, the recent media statement on the forthcoming G20 Summit to be held in Brisbane in November 2014.  The custodianship of the G20 belongs to all Member States equally and no one Member State can unilaterally determine its nature and character,” said a joint BRICS statement on Monday. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had said earlier that Putin could be barred from attending the G20 Summit in November.

BRICS Foreign Ministers met on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague on Monday to review cooperation among the bloc of five after the adoption of the eThekwini Action Plan of 2013.

The Ministers noted that the role of global governments should focus on “finance, security, information and production”.

“The BRICS agenda is not centered around any specific country or related issue and shares a common vision which drives it to also increasingly identify common areas for cooperation to assist with finding global solutions to global challenges,” noted the joint communiqué.

The BRICS meet convened by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was attended by her counterparts Sergey Lavrov, Salman Khurshid, Wang Yi and Carlos Antonio Paranhos, Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

The BRICS Ministers also discussed cybersecurity and challenges to peace and security, “notably the significant infringements of privacy and related rights in the wake of the cyber threats experienced, for which there is a need to address these implications in respect of national laws as well as in terms of international law”, said the statement.

BRICS would “continue to act as positive catalysts for inclusive change in the transformation process towards a new and more equitable global order” asserted the Ministers.

BRICS have opposed sanctions against the Syrian government and have argued for a negotiated settlement of the Iranian issue. They are also pushing for reforms of global financial institutions like the IMF.

The five nations also agreed that the challenges that exist within the regions of the BRICS countries must be addressed within the fold of the United Nations.

“The escalation of hostile language, sanctions and counter-sanctions, and force does not contribute to a sustainable and peaceful solution, according to international law, including the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter,” said the statement.



4 Responses to BRICS at Hague slam attempts to isolate Putin

  1. Braziliant Reply

    March 25, 2014 at 1:57 am

    After I watched a press interview of Mr Putin with RT , I was thrilled with the statesmanship. Mr Obama always reads a teleprompter, while Mr Putin sits calmly with nothing to hide in front of him : he obviously thinks for himself and speaks as a true leader, he is not telepromter-in-chief like others . Trying to isolate Mr Putin will end up further boosting his popularity and I for 1 Bricsian am very impressed to have Mr Putin as one our leaders . That is a privilegie I did not choose, so I must thank the Russian people for their choice. Spaciba Russia , Obrigado Russia : with LOVE from Rio de Janeiro.

  2. Phil Reply

    March 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    After reading articles, this makes sense. I’m not saying Putin is a good guy, for sure, but I don’t get why neo-cons are anti-Putin with his conservative reforms. If the Left thought he were a commie enforcer, they should have embraced him. Instead, our seemingly-leftist regime and those with the EU are supporting a right-wing interim government. Maybe the “New Left” isn’t actually on the left, but just want society broken down in the West to institute a world order based on institutions of Hitler admirers, such as Planned Parenthood, the Muslim Brotherhood and, now, the Ukraine’s interim government (where they still are usurping power). Maybe Germany and the late Senator Byrd never changed and maybe the Muslim Brotherhood is running our nation or helping another oligarchy do so. I don’t know anymore.

  3. benja man Reply

    March 27, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    why wasted West and US fear putin that much…..he s really impressive.

  4. coach Reply

    April 30, 2014 at 7:29 am

    with all the media speculation on what is going on between Russia and the West, it make it very difficult to know the real truth.

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