UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The cooperation among the five BRICS countries has set an example of a new type of international relations, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.
Under the strategic guidance of the leaders of the five countries, the BRICS cooperation has become increasingly cohesive, with its influence constantly on the rise, Wang said while addressing a BRICS foreign ministers' meeting on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
It has served as both a stabilizer in international turbulence, and an example of a new type of international relations, he said.
The five countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Noting unprecedented opportunities and challenges, the Chinese top diplomat called on the group to continue the momentum of cooperation, expand areas of collaboration and advance the cooperation to a higher level so as to build a bigger and stronger BRICS.
The current priority is to prepare for the BRICS summit to be held in Brasilia, Brazil in November, he said.