PM Modi calls for joint action against terrorism at BRICS

RSTV Bureau
Xiamen: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other BRICS leaders pose for a group photograph, at the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries, during the 9th BRICS Summit, in Xiamen, China on Tuesday. PTI Photo/PIB

Xiamen: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other BRICS leaders pose for a group photograph, at the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries, during the 9th BRICS Summit, in Xiamen, China on Tuesday. PTI Photo/PIB

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for coordinated action on counter terrorism, cyber security and disaster management at the ‘BRICS Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue’.

The dialogue was organised by China on the sidelines of the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen.

PM Modi suggested ten noble commitments, which included creating a safer world by “organised and coordinated action on at least three issues: Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Disaster Management”.

“Whatever we do, will impact the world substantially. So, it is our solemn duty to make a better world — brick by brick, or, through BRICS….,” PM Modi said.

“I had spoken about the BRICS driving the global transformation in the next ten years for it to be a Golden Decade. I suggest that this can be brought about with our proactive approach, policies, and action,” he added while calling for global transformation.

PM Modi also suggested that steps should be taken a greener, enabled, inclusive and equitable world, which is well connected and harmonious.

Apart from Modi, leaders of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa and five guest countries – Egypt, Tajikistan, Thailand, Mexico and Kenya – also attended the dialogue.

“Our ‘no strings attached’ model of cooperation is driven purely by the requirements and priorities of our partner countries,” PM Modi said.

“Our development partnership projects are providing water, electricity, roads, healthcare, tele-medicine, and basic infra in dozens of countries,” he said.

He also added that India recently completed its first voluntary review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He also spoke about how India was accomplishing its priority goals in a time-bound manner.

(With inputs from PTI)