07 July, Hamburg
The need for a strong approach to counter terrorism dominated the G-20 Summit during its deliberation on the first day in Hamburg, in Germany today. The issue dominated the deliberations of both G 20 and BRICS meeting.
The world leaders discussed the issue of counter terrorism at different forum on the sidelines of the G-20 while India took a lead by proposing a set of eleven actionable points to take the fight against terrorism in a more concerted and systematic manner. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who led a high level delegation to the G-20 sought quick action by the world leaders.
The action plan proposes a set of practical measures like exchange of information on designated terrorist between the G 20 countries and deterrent action against the countries who provide sanctuary and financing to the terrorists.
Modi also called upon the G 20 countries to set up a Weapons and Explosive Task Force to cut off all kinds of resources to terrorists and simplification of legal processes on extradition.
Modi discussed the action plan during the retreat session of the G20 leaders as also on the sidelines of of the summit. The issue also figured prominently during the meeting of leaders of BRICS nations when they met in the run up to the forthcoming BRICS summit to be held in China in September this year.
Prime Minister highlighted during the two meetings about the important role that the BRICS has to play on issues like climate change and terror.
He said that BRICS should focus on stability, reform, progress and governance at the world stage. Official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Gopal Baglay informed that Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President, Xi Jinping had a conversation on a range of issues.