Brics leaders meet on fringes of G20 Summit

The issues of mutual interest the leaders discussed included security, the economy and global governance.

BRICS Leaders group photo during the BRICS Leaders' Meeting ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit in China.Picture: Twitter @PresidencyZA

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma and his partners in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) group of leading developing countries have met on the fringe of the G20 Summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.



The issues of mutual interest the leaders discussed included security, the economy and global governance.

Brics countries, like others, are wrestling with new problems of sustainable economic growth.

The leaders underlined the importance of further strengthening strategic partnerships guided by principles of openness, solidarity, equality, mutual understanding, inclusiveness, and mutually beneficial co-operation.

At the two-day G20 Summit, the Brics leaders will push for the establishment of a just and equitable international order based on international law.