BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan finalized, to be adopted next month
The plan is aimed at further strengthening result oriented cooperation between BRICS countries
The BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan, which lists measures to implement the BRICS Counter Terrorism Strategy adopted by BRICS leaders in 2020, will be adopted next month.
The plan was finalized during the 6th meeting of the BRICS Counter Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) held virtually on 28-29 July under the chairship of India.
The BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan is one of the key deliverables during India’s Chairship of BRICS and will be adopted at the meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors scheduled next month, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.
The Action Plan is aimed at further strengthening result oriented cooperation between BRICS countries in areas such as preventing and combating terrorism, radicalisation, financing of terrorism, misuse of internet by terrorists, curbing travel of terrorists, border control, protection of soft targets, information sharing, capacity building, international and regional cooperation.
During the Working Group meeting, while condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations whenever, wherever and by whomsoever committed, the BRICS countries also exchanged views on terrorism threat assessment at national, regional and global level and resolved to further enhance counter terrorism cooperation in line with the Action Plan.
The Joint Secretary for Counter Terrorism, MEA, Mahaveer Singhvi, chaired the meeting. Senior counter terrorism officials from all BRICS countries participated in the meeting.
The BRICS Counter Terrorism Working Group meeting was preceded by virtual meetings of the five thematic sub-working groups on Misuse of Internet for Terrorist Purpose, Deradicalization, Countering Terrorist Financing, Capacity Building and Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters on 26-27 July 2021.