Xiamen: In a major diplomatic win for India, a joint declaration adopted by the BRICS member states on Monday unanimously condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
The BRICS grouping of nations that includes India and China has, for the first time, named Pakistan-based groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Haqqani network in a strongly-worded declaration condemning terror.
“We strongly condemn terrorist attacks resulting in death to innocent Afghan nationals. We, in this regard, express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al Qaida and its affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir,” said the declaration issued by BRICS at the summit in Xiamen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the summit and will hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow.
Earlier, PM Modi, in his plenary session address, emphasized the need for cooperation among the BRICS member nations for peace and development. “Cooperation is important for peace and development. A strong BRICS partnership on innovation and digital economy can help spur growth, promote transparency and support the SDGs (sustainable development goals),” he said.
PM Modi arrived in Xiamen on Sunday for the summit.