Concerned over the fallout of the European sovereign debt crisis,BRICS countries including India today called for collective efforts to deal with the problem.
“Adversity of financial crisis is being faced by all. There is a need to work together to overcome from this problem,” Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said here at the BRICS Business Forum 2012 organised ahead of the BRICS Summit.
Echoing similar views,Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said the US and EU problems are impacting all and pulled down Chinese exports to the region. “I am sure they will recover. There is a need to prevent the EU crisis quickly before it gets worsened,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion,Russian Minister for Economic Development and Trade Elvira Nabioullina said that over 50 per cent of Russian trade goes to euro-zone.
“The world has to stop accumulating risks. There is a need to work closer,” she said.
The BRICS members — Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa — also raised concerns over the impact of rising crude oil prices in the wake of sanctions being imposed by Europe and the US on Iran.
“Rise (in price) of crude oil has impacted all countries. Iran issue has become an issue for all. We need to continue with normal relations with Iran,but at the same time we respect UN resolution. We hope that unilateral movement by one country will not affect other countries,” Deming said.
Sharma,too said,India respects international laws.
“But at the same time,we have economic engagements with our partners. We cannot overlook that,” he said.