Amir-Abdollahian meets Belarusian counterpart in South Africa

Amir-Abdollahian meets Belarusian counterpart in South Africa

TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met and held talks with his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Aleinik on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in South Africa.

The ministers discussed a number of issues related to the bilateral agenda, including the progress made in the implementation of the cooperation roadmap that was signed by the two heads of state, according to BelTA.

Iran has officially become a member of the BRICS group of emerging economies, whose leaders are in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss the bloc’s expansion.

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 new members.

According to reports published by Iranian media outlets, the 6 countries will join the BRICS group from January 1, 2024.

BRICS is made up of India, Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa. Heads of states 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.

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Source: Mehr News

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