BRICS summit highlights climate change, trade, terrorism

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second left, and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, shake hands near Brazil's Foreign Mi

South Africa's Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, second from right, hugs China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi as Russia's Foreign Mi

From left, Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, South Af

South Africa's Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane gives a speech during the BRICS foreign ministers meeting in Beijing Monday, Jun

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, shakes hands with Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes before the opening of the BRICS fore

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, shakes hands with South Africa's Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, second right, before

Indian Minister of External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh gives a speech during the BRICS foreign ministers meeting in Beijing Monday, June

Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes, second left, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, South Africa's Foreign Min

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, speaks during the BRICS foreign ministers meeting in Beijing Monday, June 19, 2017. The meeti

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, attends the BRICS foreign ministers meeting in Beijing Monday, June 19, 2017. The meeting is

BEIJING (AP) — Climate change, trade and terrorism are being highlighted at a Beijing summit bringing together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Foreign affairs officials from the five nations, known collectively as the BRICS, met on Monday to further align their views on key issues at a time when President Donald Trump is withdrawing the U.S. from multilateral arrangements such as the Paris climate accords and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China in the coming year would look to expand cooperation in trade, commerce and investment.

South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said countries must make an all-out effort to reverse the effects of climate change, while Vijay Kumar Singh, an Indian External Affairs official, said joint counterterrorism efforts were crucial.