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PM Modi: urgent need of 'global effort' to combat terrorism

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 8:54 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 15 November, asserted that the need for a united global effort to combat terrorism is of utmost importance at the moment, and added that this should also be priority for the BRICS nations.

"We stand united in strongly condemning the dreadful acts of terrorism in Paris. We express our deepest sympathy and support to Russia for the loss of life in Sinai. Ankara and Beirut are also reminders of terror's growing spread and impact," Prime Minister Modi said at the 7th BRICS Summit here.

"The entire humanity must stand together as one against terrorism. The need for a united global effort to combat terrorism has never been more urgent. This must also be a priority for BRICS nations," he added.

The Prime Minister stressed that there was a time when the logic of the BRICS and its lasting capacity were being questioned, but now they have provided proof of the relevance and value of BRICS through their actions.

"The New Development Bank, the Currency Reserve Arrangement, Strategy for BRICS Economic Cooperation - these are clear evidence of our vision and our resolve. Together, we can also give shape to G20," he said.

Giving the theme for the Eighth BRICS Summit that is going to be held in India next year, Prime Minister Modi said that the nation attaches the highest importance to BRICS.

"We are honoured to assume the chairmanship of BRICS from 1st February, 2016 and build on the great work done by other members. The theme of India's BRICS Chairmanship will be 'Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions' which, in short, will be 'BRICS'. It aptly describes the ethos of our group," he said.

Expressing his pleasure over China, a BRICS partner, taking over the presidency of G20 in December 2015, the Prime Minister assured China of full support during its presidency.


First published: 15 November 2015, 3:27 IST