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Thursday, October 19, 2017

BRICS Lawmakers Eye Closer Parliamentary Cooperation

Senior lawmakers of BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have agreed to strengthen parliamentary cooperation among them.

The agreement was reached during a BRICS parliamentary forum held in Saint Peterbourgh, which was presided over by Zhang Ping, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress - the national legislature, Xinhua reported.

The forum was held to implement the outcome of the ninth summit of BRICS leaders in southeast China's coastal city of Xiamen last month.

Zhang said legislatures from the five countries should push for reform of international governance and improve exchanges of governance experience to create a sound legal environment for broader BRICS cooperation.

Source: Economic Times