16th March, 2019
New Delhi: Anti-terrorism cooperation will be discussed in the annual summit of BRICS at this year's end. The Ministry of External Affairs said that this issue was also raised in the BRICS Sherpa meeting between March 14-15, in the city of Kuritiba, Brazil. Let us know that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are member countries of BRICS.
Presently Brazil is the flagship country of this group, which represents more than 3.6 billion or half of the world population and they have a combined minor GDP of 16.6 trillion US dollars.
Prevention of terrorism will be given priority-
The Ministry of External Affairs said, 'It is worth mentioning that Brazil has decided to prioritize the prevention of terrorism in BRICS as its president. Under the leadership of Brazil, in the fight against international crime and terrorism, as well as science, technology and innovation, digital economy, new development bank and BRICS Business Council are among the primary issues.'
In the meeting, the Indian delegation was led by Secretary (Economic Affairs) TS Tirumurthy, in the Ministry of External Affairs. Since the terrorist attack on February 14 in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India has intensified diplomatic efforts to isolate Pakistan on the issue of terrorism. The Ministry of External Affairs also said, "India has expressed its support for the priority list prepared by Brazil, especially with the member countries of BRICS, in a meaningful and convincing way forward, to pursue counter-terrorism cooperation."
According to the ministry, 'India has underlined the need to promote cooperation in the field of mutual contact, science, technology and innovation and in the field of health and traditional medicines.'
The Brazilian government condemns the attack-
The Brazilian government has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in two mosques in New Zealand. At least 49 people have died in these attacks. The official statement released on Saturday said that the Brazilian government strongly condemns this terrorist attack. 49 people were killed and more than 10 injured in the attack. These attacks were carried out by targeting the Muslim community in two mosques in Christchurch.