President Hu Jintao Leaves India for Cambodia
On March 30, 2012, Chinese President Hu Jintao, after attending the fourth summit of BRICS, which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, left New Delhi for Phnom Penh for a state visit to Cambodia.
The fourth BRICS summit was held from March 28 to 29 in New Delhi with the theme of "BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity". The summit released the Delhi Declaration.
At the meeting, Hu delivered an important speech, elaborating on China's position on global governance, sustainable development and cooperation among BRICS countries.
Hu stressed in the summit that the world today is in an era of major development, major changes and major readjustments. The call of the times for peace, development and cooperation remains unchanged. A number of emerging markets and developing countries seize the opportunities to speed up development, promote cooperation through solidarity and seek development through cooperation and have gradually grown into the key forces for South-South and South-North cooperation.
He pointed out that BRICS are a major member of the big family of emerging markets and developing countries and the positive forces for world peace and common development. BRICS cooperation now stands at a new starting point and we should seek ways to build on past achievements and take BRICS cooperation to a new level through pioneering efforts. The president made the following proposals on BRICS cooperation. First, stay committed to common development and promote common prosperity. Second, stay committed to consultation on an equal footing and deepen political trust. Third, stay committed to practical cooperation and firm up the basis for cooperation. Fourth, stay committed to international cooperation and promote the development of the whole world.
He stressed that no matter what changes take place in the international situation, China will always hold high the banner of peace, development and cooperation, unswervingly follow the road of peaceful development, resolutely pursue a win-win strategy of opening up and stay committed to promoting common development of the whole world in the course of realizing its own development.
Hu started the current trip from Seoul, where he attended the Nuclear Security Summit.