Temer, Putin, Xi, Zuma and Modi said they would work together to foster “a more just and equitable international order.”
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The BRICS group of five major emerging economies called Monday for reform of the United Nations and tougher measures against terrorist groups, while denouncing North Korea's latest nuclear test at a summit in China that seeks to enlarge the organization's presence on the world stage.China is using the summit as a showcase for its growing international status.China, a key ally of Pakistan, has repeatedly blocked India's attempts to have the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Masood Azhar, included on a U.N. Security Council terror blacklist.The nuclear-armed Asian giants recently ended a 10-week border standoff high in the Himalayas that reawakened memories of their 1962 frontier war, paving the way for India's Modi to attend the BRICS summit in China.Xi announced in his opening address Monday that China would set aside 500 million yuan ($76 million) for economic and technological cooperation and exchanges among BRICS countries, and $4 million to support the BRICS' New Development Bank.The figure was much smaller than the 780 billion yuan that Xi pledged at a summit in May for his own signature initiative, the "One Belt, One Road" project to boost connections between China, Europe and Africa.
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