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Brazil defends peaceful solution to Russia-Ukraine dispute in BRICS

BRASILIA, May 19 (Prinsa Latina) The government of Brazil today advocated a peaceful and negotiated solution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, at a virtual meeting of BRICS foreign ministers.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the meeting of the economic group consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the executive branch “requested to search for a solution to the humanitarian crisis urgently.”

Likewise, he stressed “the need to respect international law and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

Following the meeting, a joint statement was issued on the topic “Strengthening the solidarity and cooperation of the BRICS countries; responding to the new characteristics and challenges of the international situation.”

The document supports negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, noting that they “also discussed their concerns about the humanitarian situation in and around Ukraine.”

Expresses its support for the efforts of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the agencies of the International Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross to “provide humanitarian assistance in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 46/182”.

The ministers also expressed their deep concern about the situation in the Middle East and North Africa region, which was discussed at the meeting of deputy ministers and special envoys of BRICS countries held on May 17.

The heads of diplomacy also strongly condemn “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, anytime, anywhere, and whoever perpetrates it.”

They stress the need for a comprehensive and balanced approach by the entire international community to effectively contain terrorist activities, which pose a serious threat, even in the current pandemic environment.

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They reject double standards in combating this scourge and demand the completion and adoption of the General Convention on International Terrorism within the framework of the United Nations.

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