Hailing Iran’s membership in the BRICS group of emerging economies, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said it can pave the way for the pursuit of objectives and development of macro strategies of the government.
In a Thursday post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Amirabdollahian wrote, “Along with President Raisi, I traveled to South Africa to participate in the meeting of leaders of BRICS+ Summit.”
In addition to strengthening multilateralism, the great success of accepting Iran’s membership in BRICS can provide the basis for the pursuit of goals and the development of other macro strategies of the government in the implementation of dynamic diplomacy, he added.
BRICS is made up of India, Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa. The heads of state of the group held their 15th annual summit in Johannesburg earlier on Wednesday, agreeing on mechanisms for considering new members and calling for the use of local currencies to facilitate trade.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday that the BRICS member states agreed to admit Iran, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia as full members.