XIAMEN, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on developing countries to step up South-South cooperation and build extensive partnerships.
Addressing the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries which came on the heels of the ninth BRICS summit in the southeastern city of Xiamen, Xi said emerging market and developing countries face similar development tasks.
"By deepening practical cooperation and tapping into our complementary advantages, we can multiply the impact," he told leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, as well as Egypt, Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan and Thailand.
Xi said emerging market and developing countries need to make good use of BRICS, the Group of 77 (G77) and other mechanisms, broaden South-South cooperation on a larger scale and join hands to tackle global challenges.
They also need to forge chains of interconnected development and seek strength in unity, the Chinese president continued.
"The purpose of inviting some representative developing countries from different regions to this dialogue is to foster a broad network for developing partnerships and build a community of common development and a shared future," Xi said.