The United States welcomes discussions by leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries about the necessity of working together to combat terrorism, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing on Friday.

“On the BRICS nations, we welcome both bilateral and multilateral discussions about effective counterterrorism procedures, processes, tactics, policies [and] the expenditures of resources,” Kirby told reporters.

Speaking at the eighth BRICS summit in the city of Goa on Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the leaders unanimously recognized the threat of terrorism and extremism.

He stressed that the group should work together to combat terrorism and prevent state sponsorship of extremism and violence.

The leaders of all five BRICS nations attended the summit, which was aimed at enhancing cooperation in multiple spheres between the member states.