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Countering terrorism top priority of BRICS

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The first meeting, under the presidency of Brazil, has identified countering terrorism as one of its priority areas, the (MEA) said on Saturday.

The (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) meeting was held in Brazil's city between March 14 and March 15.

T.S. Tirumurti, (Economic Relations) in the MEA, led the Indian delegation at the meeting.

"It is worth mentioning that has identified countering terrorism as one of its priority areas for nations 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," said the Ministry.

The Ministry said conveyed its support for the priority set out by Brazil, particularly to take forward BRICS cooperation on countering terrorism in a meaningful and concrete manner with the member countries of the group, which represents billions of people.

"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," said the Ministry.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 18:16 IST