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August 24 – BRICS, a group of five countries, is being discussed for its expansion. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on this that on the basis of consensus, India fully supports the expansion of BRICS. At present BRICS has Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 23 countries are interested in becoming its members and these countries have given applications to become members of BRICS. Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Argentina have presented their strong claims for the membership of the BRICS group. Prime Minister Modi addressed the annual conference of BRICS leaders and said that we have to prepare our society to prepare this group for the future.
He further said that the guiding principles, criteria and process of expansion have been agreed upon and on the basis of these it has been agreed to include Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in BRICS. Congratulating the leaders and citizens of these countries, the Prime Minister said that together with all these countries, we will give a new pace and a new energy to our cooperation. India has very deep and historical relations with all these countries. With the help of BRICS, new dimensions will definitely be added to our bilateral cooperation.
BRICS is a group of five developing countries. Those five members agreed to expand the bloc at this week’s summit. This is the second time that BRICS has decided to expand. The bloc was formed in 2009 by Brazil, Russia, India and China.
On the 15th anniversary of BRICS, an important decision has been taken to expand it. The Prime Minister said that India has always fully supported the expansion of BRICS. India has been of the view that the addition of new members will strengthen BRICS as an organization and give a new impetus to all our common endeavours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will contribute to join other countries which have also expressed their desire to join BRICS as partner countries. The expansion and modernization of BRICS is a message that all the institutions of the world should adapt to the conditions of the changing times.