BRIC countries pitch for early conclusion of CCIT

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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