India has extended its support to Brazil’s priority areas set out regarding counter-terrorism, especially the BRICS cooperation on the counter-terrorism, on the sidelines of the first BRICS Sherpa conference held in Brazil on March 14 and 15.
According to ANI news reports, the team of Indian delegation was led by TS Trimurti, secretary ER, for the BRICS meeting which was held under the presidency of Brazil.
An official statement outlined: “Brazil has identified countering terrorism as one of its priority areas of BRICS under its presidency. Brazil’s priorities for its presidency includes inter-alia science, technology, and innovation, digital economy, new development bank and BRICS business council as well as countering transnational crime and terrorism.”
India has conveyed its support for Brazil’s priorities set up, especially taking forward the BRICS cooperation on counter-terrorism in a very concrete and meaningful manner with the members of the cooperation.
The statement further outlined: “India extends support to Brazil’s ‘counter-terrorism’ priority of BRICS cooperation
According to the ministry of external affairs (MEA), the BRICS cooperation brings together five major countries – South Africa, Brazil, China, India and Russia – also comprising 43 per cent of the world population, including 37 per cent of world’s GDP with 17 per cent share in world trade.