Fortaleza (Brazil)/New Delhi, July 15 :
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday called for “urgent reform” of institutions such as the United Nations Security Council and International Monetary Fund and said that there should be zero tolerance towards terrorism.
Speaking at the BRICS summit, the prime minister said the meeting was taking place at a time when the world was facing a high level of turmoil and uncertainty.
He said that restoring climate of peace and stability was an urgent need for global progress and the world must unite to decisively confront challenges.
“Corrective action must begin with the reform of institutions of global governance. This has been on the BRICS agenda since its inception.
“Institutions like the UN Security Council and IMF need urgent reform. They must become more representative and reflect ground realities,” he said.
The sixth meeting of BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – leaders is being held July 15-16 in Brazil.
Modi said he firmly believed that terrorism, in any shape or form, was against humanity.
“There should be zero tolerance towards terrorism. Humanity must unite, and isolate terrorist forces, especially states that flout basic norms. Selective targeting of terrorism will not work,” he said.