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In veiled reference to Pak, BRICS nations urge countries to stop terror financing

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In what can be inferred as a reference to Pakistan, BRICS leaders on Friday reiterated that it is the responsibility of all countries to prevent financing of terrorist networks and of terrorist actions from their territories. In a joint statement after an informal meeting on the margins of G-20 Summit at Osaka, leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa reiterated their commitment to "fight the exploitation" of the internet for terrorist purposes.

"We strongly condemn terrorist attacks, including against BRICS countries, in all forms and manifestations, wherever and by whom so ever committed," reads the statement. "We reiterate that it is the responsibility of all states to prevent financing of terrorist networks and of terrorist actions from their territories. We reiterate our commitment to fight the exploitation of the internet for terrorist purposes," it added.

Addressing the BRICS nations, PM Narendra Modi earlier asserted that terrorism is the "biggest threat" to humanity, and urged BRICS member countries to contribute in ending all mediums of support to terrorism and racism.

India, in the past, has blamed Pakistan for carrying out terrorist attacks in the country and asked it to stop supporting terror outfits operation from its soil, stating it as a condition for talks between the two nations. Terming corruption as a global challenge, BRICS leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to supporting international cooperation in combating illicit financial flows. ANI

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