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BRICS Voices Concern Over Violence Caused by Terror Groups in Afghanistan

(Last Updated On: September 04, 2017 7:58 pm)

BRICS nations have expressed concern over the security situation in the region including Afghanistan and violence caused by terror groups like Taliban, Haqqani Network, Daesh and Pakistan-based LeT and JeM.

In a declaration, BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) called upon all nations to adopt a comprehensive approach in combating terrorism, including countering radicalisation and blocking terror financing sources.

“We, express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al-Qaida and its affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir,” BRICS said.

“We call for expeditious finalisation and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) by the United Nations General Assembly,” BRICS added. 

The grouping strongly condemned the terrorist attacks resulting in death to Afghan nationals and reaffirmed support to Afghan peace process.

“We strongly condemn terrorist attacks resulting in death to innocent Afghan nationals.”

“We reaffirm our support to the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to achieve “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” peace and national reconciliation, to the ongoing international efforts, including the Moscow Format of consultations on Afghanistan and “Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process”, as well as multimodal connectivity projects to promote peace and stability, to the fight against terrorism and drug-threat, and to the national reconstruction efforts by Afghanistan.”

“We support the efforts of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in fighting terrorist organizations,” the declaration said.

BRICS also called upon the international community to establish a “genuinely broad” international counter-terrorism coalition and support the UN’s central coordinating role in this regard.

“We stress that the fight against terrorism must be conducted in accordance with international law, including the Charter of the United Nations, international refugee and humanitarian law, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

“We reaffirm our commitment on increasing the effectiveness of the UN counter-terrorism framework, including in the areas of cooperation and coordination among the relevant UN entities, designation of terrorists and terrorist groups and technical assistance to Members States,” the declaration said. 

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