BRICS agree to expand membership: South Africa

A senior adviser to Iran's president on Thursday hailed the country's forthcoming admission to the BRICS grouping

BRICS leaders have agreed to expand the club of major emerging economies and adopted conditions for entry, South Africa’s foreign minister said on Wednesday as the five-nation bloc met in Johannesburg.

“We have a document that we have adopted that sets out guidelines and principles, processes, for considering countries that wish to become members of BRICS,” foreign minister Naledi Pandor said on state-run Ubuntu Radio, referring to the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.


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