UAE Joins BRICS Discussions on Global Challenges

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh participated in a recent meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Foreign Ministers and the "Friends of BRICS" group. The virtual meeting served as a platform to strengthen collaboration on pressing global issues like global governance, sustainable development, counter-terrorism, and food security.

Al Sayegh emphasized the UAE's commitment to working alongside BRICS nations and the "Friends of BRICS" group to address these challenges and foster a more peaceful and prosperous world. The BRICS group, a significant emerging market alliance, represents a large portion of the world's population and economic strength. The "Friends of BRICS" group is comprised of countries that cooperate with BRICS on specific issues.

The UAE's participation in the BRICS meeting reflects the country's growing influence on the world stage and its strategic position for fostering international cooperation. The BRICS nations, individually and collectively, are major players in global trade, investment, and diplomacy. Their growing political and economic clout has led to increased international attention, and the "Friends of BRICS" group provides a platform for broader engagement on issues of mutual interest.

The discussions focused on finding common ground and forging collaborative solutions to address some of the world's most pressing challenges. Global governance reform was a key topic, with participants acknowledging the need for a more inclusive and representative international system that reflects the realities of the 21st century. The BRICS nations and the "Friends of BRICS" group believe that increased cooperation among developing countries is essential for ensuring a more equitable and just global order.

Sustainable development was another major area of discussion. The meeting highlighted the urgency of addressing climate change, poverty, and inequality. Participants emphasized the need for a coordinated international effort to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The BRICS nations and the "Friends of BRICS" group acknowledged that developing countries have a vital role to play in this endeavor, and they pledged to work together to share best practices and mobilize resources.

Countering terrorism and extremism was also a key focus of the meeting. Participants acknowledged the transnational nature of these threats and the need for a global response. They discussed ways to strengthen cooperation on intelligence sharing, border security, and countering terrorist financing. The BRICS nations and the "Friends of BRICS" group believe that a comprehensive approach is necessary to address the root causes of terrorism and extremism.

Food security emerged as another critical issue. The meeting addressed the challenges of climate change, population growth, and conflict that threaten global food supplies. Participants discussed ways to improve agricultural productivity, promote sustainable food systems, and reduce food waste. The BRICS nations and the "Friends of BRICS" group believe that international cooperation is essential to ensure that everyone has access to safe and nutritious food.

The UAE's participation in the BRICS meeting underscores the country's growing role in tackling global challenges. The UAE's strategic location, economic strength, and diplomatic influence make it a valuable partner for the BRICS nations and the "Friends of BRICS" group. The meeting served as a springboard for further collaboration on these critical issues, and the UAE is well-positioned to play a leading role in shaping a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.

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