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The BRICS will add Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Argentina, Egypt and Ethiopia to the group

Date: May 27, 2024 Time: 19:37:09

The BRICS are expanding again. This has been confirmed by the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, who has said that six new members will become part of this group of countries that currently consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. From next year, they will also be inside Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Egypt and Ethiopia, and the full consensus that has existed in this first phase of the group’s expansion has been highlighted.

“The BRICS is a group of diverse nations. It is an equal association of countries that have different points of view, but a shared vision of a better world”, the South African president pointed out during the fifteenth summit that has been held these days in Jo Hannesburg and ends this Thursday.

Likewise, Ramaphosa stressed that they value the interest shown by other countries in joining the BRICS and for this reason they have commissioned the foreign affairs ministers to develop a list of possible new members for the next summit, for which Russia will has volunteered as a host.

Ramaphosa has indicated that from January 1, 2024 these six new countries will become full members of this group whose origin dates back to 2006, when Brazil, Russia, India and China met for the first time with a view to taking forward this initiative, which South Africa joined in 2011.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali, has been one of the first to react and has celebrated that it is a “great moment” for his country. “Ethiopia is ready to cooperate with everyone for an inclusive and prosperous world order,” he stressed through a message on his X social network account, before Twitter.

The expansion of the group has been a key point on the agenda of this fifteenth BRICS summit, marked by the war in Ukraine and the absence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which the proposal to promote foreign exchange trade has also been addressed . to get rid of the dependency on the dollar.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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