BRICS member states called for “a world without nuclear weapons” in a joint statement adopted on Thursday.
“We reaffirm our commitment to a nuclear-weapon-free world and underscore our strong commitment to nuclear disarmament and our support for work on this subject at the 2022 session of the Conference on Disarmament,” read the statement.
The group also welcomed a joint statement by the permanent members of the UN Security Council (P5) – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – affirming that a “Nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” The major nuclear powers managed to show a rare show of unity earlier this year.
Apart from that, the BRICS resolution has rallied support for “negotiations in bilateral and multilateral formats to resolve all issues relating to the Korean Peninsula, including its complete denuclearization.” The group also urged “to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue by peaceful and diplomatic means”.
The BRICS bloc – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – gathered for its 14th summit, hosted by China, which currently holds the rotating presidency within the group. BRICS leaders held a meeting on Thursday via a video link.
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