BRICS countries call for expeditious adoption of CCIT

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2017 05:10 IST

New York [USA], September 22 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, in a meeting on sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), have called for expeditious adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the United Nations.

In a meeting held on Thursday, the BRICS nations acknowledged that comprehensive approach is necessary to ensure effective fight against terrorism.

In a joint statement, the five nations strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. They also said that efforts are needed to counter terrorism on a firm international legal basis, under the UN auspices.

The countries also expressed their concern over continued conflicts and situations in several regions which undermine stability and security and provide fertile grounds for terrorist activities and cause refugee and migration waves.

The group also supported political and diplomatic solutions of conflicts and situations, such as in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, and in Africa, and the Korean Peninsula.

BRICS countries continued important role as engines of global growth, the ministers reiterated the need to boost world economic growth including through macro-economic policy coordination and improving global economic governance.

They reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations as the universal multilateral organization entrusted with the mandate for maintaining international peace and security, advance global development and to promote and protect human rights so as to build a brighter shared future for the global community.

Leaders from China and Russia reiterated the importance they attach to the status and role of Brazil, India and South Africa in international affairs and extended to support their aspiration to play a greater role in the UN. (ANI)