New Delhi- Wrapping up the activities of the BRICS 4th Summit in the Indian capital New Delhi, the Leaders of the BRICS group expressed Thursday rejection of foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs and the necessity of putting an end to the terrorism of the armed groups in Syria, asserting that dialogue is the only solution to the crisis in Syria.
Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa underlined that dialogue is the only way to reach a solution to the Syrian crisis and Iran's nuclear issue.
President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia said the leaders of the BRICS countries agreed on principles for resolving the crisis in Syria based on supporting the mission of the UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan, rejection of foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs, adopting dialogue as the only way out of the crisis and putting and bringing the terrorism of the armed groups and gangs to an end.
Medvedev added that an initiative was presented to extend humanitarian aid by the BRICS countries to the Syrian people.
"We should equally give the Syrian Government and the opposition the opportunity to engage into a dialogue without claiming in advance that the dialogue is doomed to failure," said Medvedev, adding that his country will contribute to making this dialogue a success.
The Russian President hoped the BRICS organization could reflect a new trend of international relations in the future, stressing the necessity of coordinating cooperation between the BRICS group and the UN for further cooperation in implementation of the international law, supporting world peace and security, preventing using the UN and the Security Council to exert pressures on countries whose policies do not agree with some parties.
On the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, President Medvedev and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao reiterated that their countries' stance towards the Syrian crisis is of supporting stability in Syria, stressing that the international community should respect Syria's sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and safety as well as the choice of its people.
The Chinese Xinhua news agency quoted China's President during his meeting with Medvedev as expressing Beijing's support to Annan's efforts and readiness to work with Russia and the international community to play a constructive role in resolving the Syrian crisis properly.
For his part, the Russian President voiced Moscow's readiness to work with China for an immediate end to violence in Syria and preventing escalation of the tense situation, calling on all the parties to solve the issue through peaceful means.
Making up 40 percent of the world population and 18 percent of global gross domestic product, the BRICS group, which held its first summit in 2009, seeks to turn its emerging and growing economic power into a diplomatic power to give diversity to the world system.