The BRICS summit in Goa has come to an end with a 109 point declaration called Goa Declaration. Although, these 109 points discuss some other topics than the stress that India had put on the BRICS leaders to help evolve a mechanism to fight terrorism and blaming Pakistan for all the episodes of terrorism especially in India but ever since Indian prime minister called Pakistan the mother ship of terrorism the focus of all media coverage has been on that.
On the other hand, Pakistani Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani in a meeting with the Maldives president in Male has said that Pakistan desires peace in the region for the stability, well-being, and alleviation of poverty but regretfully India continues to blame Pakistan for acts of terrorism in its states and sponsors state terrorism in Pakistan.
Although the BRICS summit ended without any consensus on the subject of terrorism among the five leaders – the Prime Minister of the host country Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Michel Temer, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma. But as it happens there was a lot that they agree upon such as the global security, politics, and economy.
The tensions between India and Pakistan have been on the higher side once again after the attack on an army base in Uri inside the Indian occupied Kashmir and the claimed counterattack of the Indian government on Pakistani soil in form of strategic strikes. The international community has been looking forward to a smoothening of affairs between the neighboring states, so much so that the Republican presidential candidate of United States, Donald Trump, has offered to mediate if the two nations wanted him to call the region a very, very hot tinderbox.
The summit agreed on emphasizing ‘the importance of further strengthening BRICS solidarity and cooperation based on our common interests and key priorities to further strengthen our strategic partnership in the spirit of openness, solidarity, equality, mutual understanding, inclusiveness and mutually beneficial cooperation. We agree that emerging challenges to global peace and security and to sustainable development require further enhancing of our collective efforts.’