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Beijing, July 11 (IANS) The rise of BRICS nations is inevitable, said a Chinese daily that expects “its bigger role in world peace and security”.

An editorial in People’s Daily said that the mission of BRICS nations is to safeguard world peace and security, to promote common development, to accept diversified culture and to strengthen global economic restructuring concerns not only for its own member countries, but also the future of the whole world.

The meeting of the five leaders of the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — in Ufa, Russia, is “seen as vitally important to strengthen relations among the nations”.

bricsThe daily said that the summit agenda included ways to “promote partnership among its five nations, represent the real efforts they’ve made, and give clear guidance for future development”.

It said that the five countries have witnessed great progress in its cooperation, especially the setting up of the BRICS Bank, known as New Development Bank (NDB). “It has proved the feasibility and efficiency of its cooperation.”

The daily went on to say that with a total population of 3 billion, BRICS nations’ development and economic growth will surely affect the whole world in a positive way.

“We strongly believe and expect its bigger role in world peace and security if it continues to practice multilateralism and to give up a cold-war attitude,” it said, adding: “The rise of BRICS nations is inevitable and their future should be brighter if they continue to strengthen.”

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President Ram Nath Kovind Pays His Condolences to Former UN Chief Kofi Annan

Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001 "for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world".

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India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death.
India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death. Flickr

India on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan with President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his condolences to the former Ghanaian diplomat’s family and the UN community as a whole.

“Sorry to learn of the passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan,” Kovind said on the Rashtrapati Bhavan Twitter handle.

“My condolences to his family and to the UN community,” he stated.

Annan, 80, died on Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, with his wife and three children by his side.

“It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that the former Secretary General of the UN and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness,” his family said.

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Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. Flickr

Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

He also led a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar.

The Myanmar government led by Aung San Suu Kyi supported Annan’s recommendations on the crisis in the country’s Rakhine State.

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Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001 “for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world”.

His tenure as the UN chief coincided with the Iraq war and the HIV/Aids pandemic. (IANS)

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