BRICS FMs call for ensuring zero tolerance for terrorism

Thursday, 13 Jun, 2024
The two-day BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting began in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod on June 10. (Photo courtesy: X@MEAIndia)

Moscow: The Foreign Ministers of the 10-member BRICS nations called for ensuring zero tolerance for terrorism and rejected double standards for countering terrorism as they met in Nizhny Novgorod this week. They stressed the primary responsibility of States in combating terrorism and the international community’s efforts to stop and counter terrorist threats.

“The Ministers expressed strong condemnation of any acts of terrorism as criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, whenever, wherever and by whomsoever committed. They strongly condemned the inhumane terrorist attack on 22 March 2024 at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow,” a statement by India's Ministry of External Affairs read.

The leaders welcomed the activities of the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group and its five Subgroups based upon the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Action Plan.