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BRICS Declaration Names Pakistan-Based Terror Groups For The First Time

BRICS Declaration Names Pakistan-Based Terror Groups For The First Time

BRICS Summit 2017: Pakistan has not been named in the declaration adopted by BRICS. While it is a close ally of China, the statement makes a strong reference on the need for states to act against terror.

NEW DELHI: India today scored big on diplomacy as BRICS nations at a summit in China named, for the first time, Pakistan-based groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Haqqani network in a strongly-worded declaration condemning terror.

“We strongly condemn terrorist attacks resulting in death to innocent Afghan nationals. We, in this regard, express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al Qaida and its affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir,” said the declaration issued by BRICS countries or Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, at the summit in Xiamen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the summit and will hold talks with President Xi Jinping of China tomorrow, their first meeting after the prolonged Doklam standoff ended last month.

Pakistan has not been named in the declaration adopted by BRICS. While it is a close ally of China, the statement makes a strong reference to the need for states to act against terror.

“We deplore all terrorist attacks worldwide, including attacks in BRICS countries, and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever committed and by whomsoever and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism. We reaffirm that those responsible for committing, organizing, or supporting terrorist acts must be held accountable,” said the statement.

China has repeatedly blocked efforts by India at the United Nations to designate the Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar a terrorist. The US, UK, France and other countries are backing India.

Getting China – in China – on board in a statement that refers to Pakistan-based terror is a diplomatic high point for New Delhi.

Officials said China’s own workers have been killed or kidnapped in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir while working on the CPEC or Chinese Pakistan Economic Corridor.

However, experts say this does not signal any big difference on Beijing’s policy on Pakistan, one of its closest allies.

Online Source: NDTV

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