Iran’s first presence as full member in BRICS summit
Iran’s representatives have officially taken part for the first time in a meeting of the BRICS group of emerging economies in Russia, less than a month after joining the economic bloc as a full member.
the representatives at the event are Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for
Economic Affairs Mehdi Safari and ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali.
the first time, delegates from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, the
United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Ethiopia are scheduled to exchange views on
BRICS plans in 2024 during the three-day meeting in the Russian capital city of
comes as Russian, Chinese, Brazilian, Indian and South African diplomats are in
attendance as representatives of the founding members of the bloc.
officially became a member of the BRICS at the beginning of this year, five
months after it announced its acceptance as full member into the group along
with Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
was formed by and initially consisted of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and
South Africa, which collectively represent around 40% of the global population
and a quarter of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).
was among dozens of countries that sought membership in BRICS and had submitted
a formal application to join the body.