Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey wish to be part of the BRICS, Purnima Anand, President of the BRICS Worldwide Discussion board stated, Izvestia studies.
The choice was mentioned by Russia, China and India through the 14th BRICS Summit, she added.
“All of those international locations have proven their curiosity in becoming a member of and are getting ready to use for membership. I believe this can be a good step, since growth is at all times perceived positively, this can clearly enhance the affect of the BRICS around the globe,” Purnima Anand stated in an announcement.
The method to simply accept new members mustn’t take lengthy, Anand stated, because the international locations are already within the technique of becoming a member of the group. Nevertheless, the states will enter the BRICS regularly, one after the other. Discussions on Iran, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey might be anticipated on the subsequent summit in South Africa in 2023.
A high-ranking supply advised the publication that Saudi Arabia’s membership was reviewed through the go to of Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov to Riyadh on June 1-2. Moscow supported the federal government’s initiative. A diplomatic answer is at the moment being sought.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the management of the BRICS international locations was in demand to construct the multipolar world. One may depend on the help of African, Asian and Latin American international locations that pursue an impartial coverage, he added.
Pavel Knyazev, Russia’s sous-sherpa at BRICS, confirmed that it was determined to start out discussing the growth of the group.
“On the final summit, a choice was made to start out discussing modalities, ideas and standards for the growth course of. As soon as consensus is reached on these points, all members of the 5 should determine when to start out discussing potential candidates,” Knyazev stated. Moscow welcomes the curiosity of all states in becoming a member of the BRICS, he added.
Earlier, Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the method to arrange for the growth of the BRICS affiliation had been launched.
“After all, each Argentina and Iran are worthy and revered candidates, identical to a lot of different international locations that seem in discussions,” Lavrov stated.
On June 27, Iranian Overseas Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh introduced that the authorities of the republic had utilized for BRICS membership. Russian Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed that Iran and Argentina intend to grow to be members of the group.
BRICS is the acronym coined to affiliate 5 main rising economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS members are recognized for his or her important affect on world affairs. Since 2009, the governments of the BRICS states have met yearly at formal summits.