BRICS nations reject 'double standards' in countering terrorism, call for expeditious adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism

Updated: Sep 23 2022 9:10AM

New York, Sep 22 (PTI) The BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have rejected "double standards" in the global fight against terrorism and called for the expeditious finalisation and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism within the UN framework.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco Franca, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa Naledi Pandor met here Thursday for the annual BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations meeting on the margins of the high-level UN General Assembly session.

A press statement issued after the meeting said that the ministers expressed strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations whenever, wherever and by whomsoever committed. They “rejected double standards in countering terrorism and extremism conducive to terrorism.” The ministers called for expeditious finalisation and adoption of the long-delayed Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism within the UN framework and for launching multilateral negotiations on an international convention for the suppression of acts of chemical and biological terrorism, at the Conference of Disarmament.