Sushma attends key IBSA meet, discusses security and terror related issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a crucial ministerial level meeting with top representatives from other IBSA members – from Brazil and South Africa on the sidelines of UN General Assembly on Thursday in New York.

“The Ministers exchanged views on various issues of global significance, including peace, security, countering terrorism, Development Cooperation and South-South Cooperation,” an MEA statement said.

The meeting was attended by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Ms. Lindiwe Sisulu and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil Aloysio Nunes Ferreira.

This was the 9th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting.

The Ministers reviewed IBSA cooperation over last one year and exchanged views on furthering IBSA cooperation.

The Ministers agreed to continue to coordinate on South-South Cooperation in the run up to BAPA+40 events.

The Ministers also discussed IBSA events planned for 2018-19 to mark the 15th anniversary of IBSA.

The Ministers agreed to host these events in all three countries as well as on the margins of multilateral events or such fora.

The Ministers further agreed to enhance IBSA cooperation at multilateral fora.


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