**Top national security officials from South Africa, China, Russia, India and Brazil were set to advance among other things their common “BRICS agenda and cooperation on security-related matters”, Minister In Presidency responsible for State Security Agency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said.

The South African official welcomed her counterparts on Tuesday (Jul. 25) for the BRICS 13th National Security Advisors Meeting in Sandton, Johannesburg..

The representatives discussed various matters of global security affecting their regions as well as economic cooperation.

“BRICS countries have already become a very important platform for emerging markets and developing countries to seek strength through unity,” says China’s top diplomat Wang Yi, who it was announced Tuesday (Jul.25) will replace Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang.