Putin: BRICS summit affirmed support for political settlement in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa emphasized the support for a political settlement to the crisis in Syria and fighting terrorism until its complete elimination.
Speaking at a press conference at the conclusion of the summit on Friday, Putin said that the group’s countries “have taken a positive stance on our proposal regarding the humanitarian initiative in Syria through ramping up their activity in the humanitarian action to help the Syrian people.”
Earlier, the BRICS leaders stressed in a joint declaration their commitment to a political settlement to the crisis in Syria through a comprehensive political process led by the Syrians themselves in a way that guarantees Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
The 10th BRICS Summit kicked off on Thursday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa with the participation of the five member states-Russia, China, South Africa, Brazil and India-in addition to another ten countries invited. The three day meeting is due to discuss cooperation among member states for a comprehensive growth and coordinating stances on trade issues.