Interview: BRICS could help improve global governance, says expert

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-12 22:33:48|Editor: Wang Yamei
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MOSCOW, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- BRICS could improve global governance and provide a voice for non-Western countries, says one expert.

This grouping of the world's five major emerging economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is a project for their voices to be heard on the world stage and can thus help "improve global governance and create a more equitable world order," according to Georgy Toloraya, executive director of the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research.

Toloraya made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua ahead of the 11th BRICS summit scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil.

Toloraya said that in the context of increasing chaos in international affairs, BRICS provides an opportunity for consolidating the views of non-Western countries on the global agenda.

"It is not aimed against the West. BRICS is for order, for determining game rules that would meet the interests of various countries and not just Western countries as has been the case so far," he said.

The group is seemingly growing to be a "developer" of such rules, he said.

"The fact is that the BRICS agenda covers almost the entire spectrum of international life, including sustainable development, scientific and technical cooperation, economic and humanitarian cooperation, and global governance, a topic specific to the BRICS," Toloraya said.

"There is no reason to doubt the prospects of the BRICS," Toloraya noted, adding, "I believe the (Brasilia) summit, which has a big agenda, will be successful."

Russia will take over the rotating BRICS presidency from in 2020.