November 29, 2023

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BRICS attracts membership bids from 19 nations earlier than summit

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“What shall be mentioned is the growth of BRICS and the modalities of how this may occur,” he stated. “13 nations have formally requested to hitch and one other six have requested informally. We’re getting purposes to hitch every single day.”

China initiated the dialog about growth when it was BRICS chair final yr, because the world’s second-biggest financial system tries to construct diplomatic clout to counter the dominance of developed nations within the United Nations. The proposed enlargement triggered concern amongst different members that their affect shall be diluted, particularly if Beijing’s shut allies are admitted. China’s gross home product is greater than twice the scale of all 4 different BRICS members mixed.

The international ministers from the 5 member states have all confirmed they’ll attend the discussions in June, Sooklal stated. Along with its membership, they will even talk about “sizzling spots” together with Sudan, the place a cease-fire appeared to take maintain on Tuesday after 10 days of battle.

Since its formation because the BRIC in 2006, the group has solely added one new member – South Africa in 2010.

Saudi Arabia and Iran are among the many nations who’ve formally requested to hitch, Sooklal stated in February. Different nations which have expressed curiosity in becoming a member of embrace Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Bahrain and Indonesia, together with two nations from East Africa and one from West Africa – which he didn’t determine.

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