The leaders of 23 countries expressed their desire to work in the BRICS

South African Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Naledi Pandor said that 23 countries have submitted formal applications to join the BRICS, and that they will be discussed at the upcoming summit this month.

Pandor said at a press conference: “The leaders of the BRICS countries will discuss the issue of expanding the organization during the summit. We remember that South Africa was the first country to join the organization after it was founded. The BRICS organization will hold talks at the summit on the model and principles of enlargement. We are gradually moving towards a consensus on the expansion of the BRICS, and we hope to reach it at the summit.”

The minister published a list of countries that have submitted official applications for joining the BRICS, namely Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Cuba, Honduras, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine , Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Thailand, UAE and Ethiopia.

She indicated that a special report on the principles of BRICS expansion and the list of countries wishing to join it will be presented at the summit, stressing that "the leaders will make the final decision on this issue."

The BRICS summit will be held from 22 to 24 August in Johannesburg under the chairmanship of South Africa.

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