New Delhi, on August 24th.
The BRICS group has decided to let six new countries join. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this shows that all global organizations should change and grow with the times.
During a press conference in Johannesburg, Modi stated that allowing Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to join the BRICS group will bring a fresh boost and focus to the organization.
The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced that the five-nation grouping will be expanded at the end of the three-day BRICS summit in Johannesburg.
He said that the new member countries will join BRICS from January 1, 2024.
Modi said that expanding the group will make many countries believe more strongly in a world with multiple centers of power.
Modi spoke these words while talking to the media and being surrounded by Ramaphosa, Xi Jinping, and Lula da Silva.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a statement to the media using a video call.
Modi said that India strongly supports the growth of BRICS and thinks that adding more members will make the group even stronger.
“I am glad that our teams have reached an agreement on the rules, guidelines, requirements, and steps for growing BRICS,” he said.
“I am pleased that we achieved many positive results after discussing for three days,” he said.
The prime minister said he believes that by working with new member countries of the BRICS group, we can give it a new energy.
Modi said that India has had strong and long-standing relationships with all the countries seeking to become new BRICS members.