6 countries will join the BRICS

From 22 to 24 August, the BRICS summit was held in Johannesburg, where the participants' attention was focused on key issues related to global politics, international security and trade. As part of the event, a historic decision was made to expand the membership of the organization.

The summit was attended by the leaders of all the BRICS member countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. One of the main topics of discussion was the potential expansion of the organization, the first in 13 years. After lengthy and meaningful discussions, the summit participants came to a consensus and decided to invite new countries to join the ranks of the BRICS.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the decision to invite six new member countries to the organization: Argentina, Iran, Ethiopia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. According to the decision, these states will become official and full members of the BRICS from January 1, 2024. This decision is of strategic importance and will further strengthen the role of BRICS on the world stage.

An important moment at the summit was the approval of the procedure for expanding the organization, which includes the provisions, principles and processes for considering applications from countries wishing to join the BRICS. It should be reminded that more than 40 states expressed interest in joining the organization, and by the beginning of the summit twenty official applications had been submitted.

Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that the adoption of this decision was fraught with serious difficulties, and noted the important role of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in coordinating the positions of all member countries. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that the new expansion of the BRICS membership will give new momentum to the BRICS and strengthen the countries' faith in the new world order.

The Johannesburg summit confirmed the readiness of the BRICS member countries to cooperate and make significant contributions to addressing global challenges. The decision to expand the organization gives new meaning and direction to this international platform, and we expect that the new members of the organization will actively contribute to strengthening the role of BRICS on the world stage.
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