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At BRICS summit chaired by Modi, Putin raises Afghanistan subject, says withdrawal of US forces led to ‘new disaster’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday raised the problem of Afghanistan on the BRICS summit, the place he mentioned that the withdrawal of US forces and its allies from Afghanistan has led to a “new disaster” and that is the explanation for which the BRICS international locations must pay particular consideration to the scenario in Afghanistan.
He additionally mentioned that Afghanistan mustn’t turn out to be a risk to its neighbouring international locations, a supply of terrorism and drug trafficking.
Putin, who was talking on the BRICS summit hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in digital mode, was the one chief to have raised the problem of Afghanistan immediately.
Modi, in his assertion mentioned, that “We must be sure that BRICS yields extra ends in 15 years”. He underlined India’s theme, which displays Delhi’s precedence — ‘BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus’.
“These 4 Cs are primary rules of our BRICS partnership,” he mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that regardless of Covid scenario this 12 months, over 150 BRICS conferences and occasions had been organised. Of those, over 20 had been ministerial-level. “We tried to broaden the BRICS agenda. BRICS achieved many firsts this 12 months…Our water sources ministers will meet in BRICS format for the primary time in November,” he mentioned.
Chinese language President Xi Jinping mentioned that previously 15 yrs, these 5 nations have “enhanced strategic communication and political belief within the spirit of openness, inclusiveness and equality, revered one another’s social system, growth and explored sound methods for nations to work together with one another”.
“We now have made stable progress in numerous areas of cooperation within the spirit of pragmatism, innovation and win-win cooperation. We now have supported multilateralism and brought half in world governance within the spirit of fairness, justice and mutual help,” he mentioned.

Whereas the Brazilian President recalled his go to to India fondly, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned that their collective response to Covid-19 has demonstrated what could be achieved after they work collectively.
“As BRICS international locations we should proceed to safeguard our folks’s lives, livelihoods, help world financial restoration and improve the resilience of public techniques,” he mentioned.
That is the primary assembly of BRICS leaders because the Taliban captured energy in Afghanistan.
With the US withdrawal, China and Russia have turn out to be main gamers within the area. And India, which has been on the sidelines, is partaking with a bunch of regional and world gamers to handle the quickly altering scenario in Afghanistan.

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