The trilateral ministerial meeting of the India-Brazil-South Africa Group (IBSA) was held.
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India and members of the IBSA (IBSA) group have said that terrorism is a global crisis, which must be combated and terrorist safe havens should be eliminated in every part of the world. India, Brazil, South Africa are included in the IBSA group.
These countries also reiterated their resolve to enhance the joint effort to quickly ratify the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). IBSA has emerged as an important tripartite grouping to promote cooperation in many areas.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar hosted the 10th meeting of the Trilateral Ministerial Commission of IBSA. He reviewed the process of IBSA and appreciated its work. The meeting was also attended by Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Franca and South African Health Minister Joe Fahla.
According to a joint statement issued by IBSA, the ministers condemned the terrorist attacks happening around the world. He condemned all forms and acts of terrorism, wherever and by whoever. The Ministers reaffirmed solidarity in the fight against terrorism with the initiative to eliminate terrorist safe havens.
India discusses cooperation in IBSA countries at multilateral forum
In the meeting of the IBSA Group, India discussed cooperation among IBSA countries in various multilateral fora, including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the G20. The Ministers expressed satisfaction at the coordination and cooperation among IBSA countries in multilateral fora. The Ministers also reiterated their intention to further deepen the cooperation of the IBSA Group on global issues.
FTA should be the first step in growing India-UK relations
British Foreign Minister James Cleverley has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of completing the India-British Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by Diwali. Similarly, PM Liz Truss also wants her administration to run with the pace and ambition of the Indian leader. He said, the bilateral relations between the two countries are very old and there is also an aspiration for a meaningful comprehensive FTA.