India calls for cooperation in counter-terrorism at BRICS meeting

India calls for cooperation in counter-terrorism at BRICS meeting

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday called for increased cooperation in the BRICS group of five countries, including his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, during a virtual meeting of the block to tackle the menace of terrorism.

In his address, Mr. Jaishankar, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), emphasized the need to reform the United Nations to reflect contemporary global realities and the sentiments of millions of people around the world.

He also called for the expansion of the UN Security Council in both permanent and non-permanent categories to improve international bodies such as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Health Organization.

BRICS comprises five major emerging countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The meeting was chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and was attended by Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Arazo, China’s Wang, South Africa Foreign Minister Grace Naledi Pandor and Mr. Jaishankar.

A joint declaration issued after the meeting said that ministers have expressed concern over the escalation of violence and ongoing conflicts in different parts of the world which have a significant impact at both regional and international levels.

“He said that regardless of their historical background and specific nature, the conflict was resolved in peaceful ways and through political dialogue through political dialogue and dialogue in line with international law, particularly the principles and norms of the United Nations Charter Must go, ”without mentioning it. Any special conflict.

The BRICS foreign ministers met in the midst of a festive border line between its two members, India and China.

The statement said the ministers referred to the UNSC resolution (2532), which called for a general and immediate termination of hostilities in all positions on their agenda with the exception of military operations against terrorist groups.

It said that ministers strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, adding it whenever, wherever and whoever committed the crime, saying that it should be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group. Should not be added.

The Declaration states that they reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to contribute to global efforts to prevent and combat the threat of terrorism based on respect for international law and the United Nations Charter, stating that states It is the primary responsibility to counter terrorism.

In his address, Shri Jaishankar said that BRICS has an important role in view of serious challenges in the economic, political and social health sectors.

He highlighted India’s “self-reliant India” (self-reliant India) initiative as a “dynamic” and mutually beneficial global economic engagement covering five key pillars including economy, infrastructure, technology, demographics and demand.