BRICS meet: Doval for bolstering cooperation against terror

New Delhi: The National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on June 15 called for bolstering cooperation against terrorism without any reservations as he addressed a virtual meeting of the five-nation grouping BRICS.

The virtual meeting, hosted by China, took place over a week before the top leaders of the BRICS hold a virtual summit that is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, among others.

At the meeting of the NSAs of the BRICS hosted by China, Doval also emphasized the need for urgent reforms of the multilateral system in order to address global issues with credibility, equity, and accountability.

He also welcomed the ongoing cooperation under the framework of the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group.

Doval further spoke about the need for continuing cooperation against the challenges of pandemics and climate change. He called for giving importance to cooperation in the areas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) security (preventing its use by terrorists), outer space and maritime security. He also delved into the importance of having “trusted and resilient supply chains”.

The BRICS virtual summit is scheduled to be held on June 23 and June 24.

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