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Brics Summit concluded with pledge to fight against terrorism

The two-day Brics Summit concluded on Sunday with the heads of the participating countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) pledging stronger business ties and cooperation on fight against terrorism.

Myanmar and Bhutan on Sunday came out strongly in support of India at the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa in wake of the Uri terror attack.

"We wholly sympathize with people of India with regard to (the) terror attack in Uri not so long ago," said Myanmar's Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi who is also the winner of Nobel Peace Prize 1991.

"Rising terrorism has become a source of common concern. We need to stand together against all forms of violent extremism," she added. Meanwhile, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay also supported India.

Brics must speak in one voice against this threat. We need to act individually and collectively to defeat terrorism, The Prime Minister also stressed that those supporting terrorism have to be "punished, not rewarded". "The growing arc of terrorism today threatens Middle East, West Asia, Europe and South Asia," he said. "Its violent footprint puts at risk the security of our citizens and undercuts our efforts aimed at economic growth," he added.