BRIC countries pitch for early conclusion of CCIT
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Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2010, 19:00
  
Brasilia: Noting that prevention of terrorist acts is as important as the repression of terrorism and its financing, the BRIC countries on Friday pitched for early conclusion of negotiations and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in the UN.

The BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- also condemned terrorist acts in all forms and manifestations.

"We note that the fight against international terrorism must be undertaken with due respect to the UN Charter, existing international conventions and protocols, the UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions relating to international terrorism, and that the prevention of terrorist acts is as important as the repression of terrorism and its financing," a joint communique issued at the end of the BRIC Summit said.

In this context, the countries said they urge early conclusion of negotiations in the UN General Assembly of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and its adoption by all Member States.

Brazil and China expressed their sympathy and solidarity with the people and Governments of Russia and India which suffered from "recent barbaric terrorist attacks." "Terrorism cannot be justified by any reason," the Joint Statement said.

The countries also reaffirmed their efforts to strengthen our cooperation and assistance for reduction of natural disasters.

“Russia and India express their condolences and solidarity with the people and Governments of Brazil and China, for the lives lost in the mudslide in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in the earthquake in Yushu, China," the statement said.

The countries also affirmed the importance of encouraging the dialogue among civilisations, cultures, religions and peoples.

"In this respect, we support the 'Alliance of Civilizations', a United Nations' initiative aimed at building bridges, mutual knowledge and understanding around the world. We praise the Brazilian decision to host, in Rio de Janeiro, in May 2010, the 3rd Global Forum and confirm our intention to be present at the event, in appropriate high level," the statement said.

They also reaffirmed their solidarity towards the Haitian people, who have been struggling under dire circumstances since the earthquake of January 12th, and reiterate their commitment to gather efforts with the international community in order to help rebuilding the country.

PTI


First Published: Friday, April 16, 2010, 19:00


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