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BRICS summit: Xi calls for intl cooperation in fighting COVID-19

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CGTN—Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a speech at the 12th BRICS summit via video link in Beijing at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The global economy is experiencing the worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s, said President Xi as he began his speech.

It is impossible to reverse the trends of world multipolarity and economic globalization, he said.

Cooperation in fighting COVID-19

President Xi also called for international solidarity and cooperation in jointly coping with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Xi, Chinese companies are carrying out Phase III clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines with Russian and Brazilian partners.

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Read more: China is also willing to have relevant cooperation with South Africa and India, Xi added.

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