The Foreign Ministers of BRICS nations reiterated support for international and national efforts to achieve an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process.

The Foreign Ministers of BRICS, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa issued a joint statement during a meeting on Friday.

The statement further added that “”The Ministers reiterated support for international and national efforts to achieve an ‘Afghan-led, Afghan-owned’ peace and reconciliation process and to build a peaceful, secure, united, stable, prosperous and inclusive country that exists in harmony with its neighbors.”

Furthermore, the statement stated that “They expressed their concern over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, particularly the increase in the number and intensity of terrorist-related attacks on the Afghan National Security Forces, the Government and civilians.”

The Foreign Ministers of the BRICS nations also expressed concerns regarding the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and the frequented terror attacks in the country.