BRICS Summit 2020: Nations supporting terrorism should be held accountable, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address at the virtual BRICS Summit on Tuesday, said nations supporting terrorism should be called and that such countries should be "brought to the book".

Speaking at the 12th summit of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping, the PM said, “Terrorism is the biggest problem facing the world today. We have to ensure that the countries that support the terrorists are held accountable and this problem is tackled in an organised manner.”

This year’s theme is ‘Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth. The summit is being held in the backdrop of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, BRICS will complete 15 years. Our 'sherpas' can make a report to evaluate the various decisions taken by us in the past years, the Prime Minister said.

India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will also work in the interest of humanity to tackle the COVID crisis A self-reliant and resilient India post-COVID can be a force multiplier for the global economy, said PM Modi.

Even during the pandemic BRICS has been progressing well. The role of BRICS is significant when it comes to stability, he said.

He also said that there was a need for reforms of the UN Security Council and organisations like IMF, WTO.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement said that the Prime Minister will be attending the virtual summit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, "At the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, PM Narendra Modi will be attending 12th BRICS Summit hosted by Russia, under the theme ‘Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth’ on 17 November. The meeting will be held in a virtual format," MEA said.

Source : DNA India