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IBSA summit calls for global effort to eradicate terrorism

Written by: Staff

Brasilia, Sep 14 (UNI) The first India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summit held here has condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and called for a global effort to eradicate the menace.

The summit, attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, stressing that there can be no justification, whatsoever, for any act of terrorism and called upon the international community to further intensify efforts and cooperation to fight this scourge.

Presidents Mbeki and Lula expressed their outrage at the ''barbaric terrorist attacks'' in Mumbai on July 11 and other parts of India. They conveyed their condolences to the families of the victims and expressed their solidarity with the government and the people of India.

They called upon the international community to undertake all necessary measures to bring to justice the perpetrators, collaborators and sponsors of these and other acts of terrorism, as well as those who incite the perpetrators to commit them.

They decided to further intensify measures to combat the scourge of terrorism, which they felt constituted ''a most serious threat to mankind and international peace and security.'' UNI SA VD VJ RN0716

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