Argentina: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that BRICS countries need to work together to curb “terrorism and radicalism” as these constitute a global threat. Addressing a BRICS informal meeting in Buenos Aires, PM Modi also emphasised on the need to fight back black money, calling it a “big threat”.

“Terrorism and radicalism are a threat to the world, those who commit financial crimes are also a big threat. We have to work together against black money,” PM Modi said on the sidelines of G20 Summit.

Speaking further, Narendra Modi said that all the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) should raise their voice together in the interest of developing countries in the United Nations. The Prime Minsiter said, “We have to talk in one voice for the interest of developing nations in the United Nations and other multilateral organizations. This is the reason we have come together for BRICS.”

Meanwhile, PM Modi also met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit here and discussed how to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighbours. The two leaders have met twice after their informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan in April — once at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held in June in China’s Qingdao and the second time at the BRICS summit in South Africa’s Johannesburg in July.

Modi told Xi that he was looking forward to host him for an informal summit next year. “Today’s meeting will be important in proving a direction in terms of strengthening our relations,” Modi said.

Narendra Modi was today scheduled to participate in two important trilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina during which the discussion regarding major global challenges and developments was to be carried out. The first one being between Japan, America and India, and second being Russia, India, China (RIC) trilateral.