BRICS Annual NSA Virtual Meet: Doval seeks reforms in Global system
16 June, 2022 | Riya Girdhar
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has emphasised the urgent need for multilateral reform in order to address global issues with credibility, equity, and accountability.
Doval stated that there is a need to strengthen cooperation against terrorism without any reservations. He praised the ongoing cooperation in the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group. He was speaking at the BRICS NSAs’ virtual meeting on Wednesday.
The BRICS countries are India, Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa.
He asked the BRICS nations to continue cooperation against the challenges of pandemics and climate change. Doval emphasised the importance of collaboration in the areas of information and communication technology (ICT) security (preventing terrorists from using it), outer space, and maritime security.
On the takeaways from the pandemic, Doval asked BRICS nations to ensure “Trusted and resilient supply chains.”
Apart from the need for urgent reform of the multilateral system in order to address global issues with credibility, equity and accountability, he mentioned the following points:
- need to bolster cooperation against terrorism without any reservations (welcomed the cooperation ongoing in the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group)
- need to continue cooperation against the challenges of pandemics and climate change
- importance of cooperation in the areas of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) security (preventing its use by terrorists), outer space and maritime security
- importance of trusted and resilient supply chains.