NEW YORK: The ministers of IBSA, comprising India, Brazil, and South Africa agreed that terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought and terrorist safe havens should be eliminated in every part of the world. They further condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever committed and by whomsoever.
The ministers of the international tripartite grouping IBSA; S Jaishankar, Mauro Vieira, and Grace Naledi Pandor met for the 11th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday in New York. The ministers recalled that India, Brazil, and South Africa are focused on pursuing sustainable development, overcoming development challenges, and upholding independent foreign policies. Moreover, the tripartite ministers of IBSA condemned the continued terrorist attacks across the world.
The ministers of India, Brazil, and South Africa reaffirmed their solidarity and resolved in the fight against terrorism. A joint communiqué, issued after the 11th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting stated, “The ministers established a genuinely broad international counter-terrorism framework in accordance with the principles of international law and support the United Nations' central coordinating role in international counter-terrorism cooperation.”
The ministers emphasized the responsibility of all the states to prevent and counter-terrorism, including the “cross-border movement of terrorists, the financing of terrorist networks and terrorist actions from their territories.”
The ministers also underlined the need to urgently accelerate actions to address development and climate challenges, promote lifestyle for sustainable development, and conserve biodiversity. ANI