9 SEPTEMBER 2021 /
BRICS SUMMIT /
New Delhi Declaration /
The 13th BRICS Summit held virtually on 9 September 2021 and adopted the BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan.
“We stressed the need to contribute to fostering an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue so as to ensure stability, peace, law and order in the country. We underscore the priority of fighting terrorism , including preventing attempts by terrorist organization to use Afghan territory as terrorist sanctuary and to carry out attacks against other countries,” says the joint statement issued in the Summit in the backdrop of turmoil in Afghanistan.
The document titled the New Delhi Declaration and called for upholding the rights of women, children and minorities.
The summit chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the importance of “non-interference” in international affairs and all disputes should be resolved by peaceful means.
“The withdrawal of US forces and its allies from Afghanistan has led to a new crisis, and it’s still unclear how this will affect global and regional security,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
The summit was also attended by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro.
Recognising the advantages of technological and digital solutions, the BRICS countries will focus on:
· Implementation of the BRICS Economic Partnership Strategy 2020-25
· Cooperation on Disaster Resilience
· Digital Health and Traditional Medicine
· Operationalisation of BRICS Agricultural Research Platform
· Enhance global and regional security
· Enrich intra-BRICS people to people contacts in cultural, academic, youth, sports and business through regular exchanges