The leaders of BRICS nations held a separate informal meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, held in Osaka. At the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that terrorism, climate change and instability of the global economy are among the biggest challenges faced by the world today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the issue of terrorism as a global problem and stressed on the need to combat it at the BRICS informal meet on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 Summit. Urging his fellow BRICS leaders to ensure that it is not supported in any manner, PM lauded Brazil for taking firm steps against terrorism.
Sharing 5 solutions to the three key challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there is a need for a global coalition to create disaster resilient infrastructure. He invited BRICS nations to be a part of this movement.
The joint statement adopted after the informal condemned terrorist attacks, including against BRICS countries, in all forms and manifestations. It called for a comprehensive approach to counter terrorism under the UN auspices. BRICS nations agreed that it is the responsibility of all states to prevent financing of terrorist networks and of terrorist actions from their territories. They also agreed on the need to fight the exploitation of internet for terrorist purposes
The Joint statement also included a section on tackling corruption. Promoting international anti-corruption cooperation, more effectively addressing cases of corruption with regard to assets recovery, strengthening cooperation in extradition of fugitives, economic and corruption offenders, and strengthening cooperation in recovering stolen assets was agreed upon.
On the climate change front, BRICS leaders stressed on role of cooperation in transitioning towards cleaner, more flexible energy efficient systems while combining growth with decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Ensuring energy security and technological advances to achieve a low emission future also figured in the joint statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in Osaka, Japan for the G20 Summit, hosted China and Russia for an informal RIC meeting. The three countries strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Modi said that the meeting is a useful medium of discussion and coordination on major global issues.
Committed to a better future, leaders of the three major economies of the world Russia-India-China met at an informal ‘RIC’ meeting on the sidelines of G 20 summit in Osaka. And when these leaders discuss pressing issues concerning global economy, politics and security, the inference and dialogue becomes more significant.
Taking forward the agenda, all three leaders agreed on the need for rules-based trading and support for the WTO reforms while slamming protectionism.