BRICS Summit: Joint Declaration condemns Pakistan terror outfits JeM, Lashkar
In a major diplomatic win for India, a joint declaration adopted by the BRICS member states on Monday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
BRICS leaders' Xiamen declaration expressed 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.
"We deplore all terrorist attacks worldwide, including attacks in BRICS countries, and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever committed and by whomsoever and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism."
''We strongly deplore the nuclear test conducted by DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea).
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Modi met on the sidelines of the BRICS meeting. ''They discussed about trade and tourism. Oil and Natural gas exploration was also on the agenda," says MEA Raveesh Kumar.
Putin later thanked Modi for participation in Eastern Eco Forum. Several aspects discussed energy cooperation, cultural exchanges, student and tourists exchange.
Modi and Xi are expected to meet on Tuesday, nearly a week after the two countries announced resolution of the 73- day-long Dokalam standoff.
According to officials, the two leaders are scheduled to hold a meeting on September 5 on the sidelines of the 9th Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) Summit. After the bilateral with the host, Modi will be travelling to Myanmar on a bilateral visit.
The Chinese and the Indian troops were in a standoff position for nearly 73 days since June 16 when the Indian side stopped construction of a road by Chinas army.