While underscoring the demand for an international legal order in order to deal with the threat of terrorism, BRICS High Representatives in charge of security, has agreed to intensify cooperation against terror groups like the IS in West Asia and North Africa region (WANA), on Thursday.
Further, highlighting the growing demand for “peace building” in the violence-torn region, the meeting has focused on finding a political solution to this “outstanding issues” in the WANA region that has further received increased attention of the BRICS member-states in the recent months.
“While highlighting the need for the resolution of outstanding disputes in the WANA region through dialogue and some peaceful means and in accordance with the international law and principles of the UN charter, BRICS High Representatives have also agreed to pool BRICS’ efforts to further counter terrorism and violent extremism emanating from the region,” said in a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs after the meeting.
This meeting between the High Representatives on the security issues was led by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and was attended by his counterparts, Yang Jiechi, State Councilor, Nikolai P. Patrushev of Russia, China; Gen Sergio Westphalen Etchengoyen of Brazil and Mbangiseni David Mahlobo of South Africa. Thursday’s discussion also gave one more opportunity to all sides to raise the issue of a counter-terror convention before it is taken up at the UN.