The 9th BRICS summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen today strongly deplored terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. In a joint declaration, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa condemned all terror attacks worldwide, including those attacks in the member states, stressing that there can be no justification whatsoever for any such act.
The countries expressed concern on the security situation and violence caused by the Taliban, Islamic state, Al-Qaida and its affiliates. The declaration also reaffirmed BRICS support to the people of Afghanistan in their as well as international efforts to achieve peace and national reconciliation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who participated in the Summit, raised the issues of international terrorism and ban on all active terror groups among others. Talking to reporters in Xiamen, Secretary East Preeti Saran said, the Prime Minister proposed an initiative for the BRICS for countering radicalisation.
Mr Modi also suggested focus on disaster resilient infrastructure. He also shared his thoughts for deepening BRICS partnership and underlined mainstreaming of youth by the member states. The Secretary East also said, Mr Modi also focused on the reforms of the Security Council and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).