The leaders of 23 countries have officially expressed their desire to join the BRICS, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor said during a press briefing.
“We have received official expressions of interest from the leaders of 23 countries about joining the BRICS. And even more — unofficial requests about the possibilities of membership in the BRICS,” the diplomat said.
Among these States were
- Saudi Arabia
Naledi added that the high interest confirms the status of BRICS as an advanced organization defending the interests of the countries of the Global South.