China's Yang Jiechi to attend BRICS national security advisors meeting

Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, will attend 10th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The meeting will take place via videoconference, and terrorism, cybersecurity and cooperation will top Yang's agenda, the ministry's spokesman, Wang Wenbin, told reporters.

Russia is holding the rotating presidency of BRICS this year, and it said the meeting agenda comprises challenges and threats to global, regional and national security in today's world.

(Cover: China's Yang Jiechi talks to Minister of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic Gustavo Montalvo (not pictured) in Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China, September 17, 2019. /Reuters)