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Officially, Saudi Arabia’s membership in the BRICS group begins fully

Translated by Mary Nady

Saudi TV reported yesterday, Tuesday, that “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has officially started its full membership in the BRICS group.” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan indicated in August that “the Kingdom will study all details before the proposed date, to join on January 1, and will make the appropriate decision,” adding that “Brix is an important and beneficial channel for enhancing economic cooperation.”

Yesterday, the South African state envoy to the BRICS group said that the countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran and Ethiopia will join the BRICS group from January 1, 2024. According to Bloomberg, the new members have sent officials to attend the upcoming Sherpa meeting in Moscow on January 30.

The fact that these countries sent high-level officials to attend the Sherpa meeting in South Africa last December was clear evidence of acceptance of the invitation to join the group, he said.

The BRICS group agreed last August that Saudi Arabia would join the group, along with other countries.

The BRICS Group was founded in 2009 with the participation of China, Brazil, India and Russia, and joined by South Africa in 2010. Six new countries have joined the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, South African President Cyril Ramafuza announced Thursday at the group’s summit in Johannesburg.

Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Argentina and Ethiopia, as of 1 January 2024, are joining the group of emerging countries seeking to strengthen their influence in the world.

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