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India supports BRICS cooperation on counter-terrorism

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extended support for the priority areas set out by Brazil, especially the cooperation on counter-terrorism, during first meeting held here on March 14 and 15.

The Indian delegation was led by (ER), TS Tirumurti for the meeting, held under the Presidency of

"has identified countering terrorism as one of its priority areas for under its presidency. Brazil's priorities for its Presidency includes inter-alia science, technology, and innovation, digital economy, and as well as countering transnational crime and terrorism," an official statement outlined.

conveyed its support for the priority areas, particularly to take forward BRICS cooperation on counter-terrorism in a meaningful and concrete manner with BRICS member countries. "also underlined the need to take forward inter-alia people-to-people cooperation, cooperation in science and technology and innovation, and also in health and traditional medicine," the statement outlined.

BRICS brings together five emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, and - comprising 43 per cent of the population, having 37 per cent of the (GDP) and 17 per cent share in the trade, according to the (MEA).

India is one of the founder-nations of the association.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 10:49 IST