South Africa announced that the BRICS summit, which will be held in Johannesburg later this month, will move forward on the expansion of the bloc, despite some resistance from some of its members. The summit will be attended by leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as well as representatives from 71 other nations.
BRICS is a group of emerging economies that aims to promote cooperation and development among its members and the Global South. The group has been seen as a catalyst for a tectonic shift in the global geopolitical architecture, according to South Africa’s ambassador to BRICS, Anil Sooklal.
Sooklal said that 22 nations have formally requested to join BRICS as full-time members, and more than 20 others have expressed interest. He said that the heads of state will make a pronouncement on the enlargement of the group at the summit, which will mark a significant change in the global order.
The BRICS summit is expected to discuss various issues related to trade, investment, security, health, education, science and technology, and climate change. The summit will also showcase the achievements and potential of BRICS as a powerful global force that is bringing change to the world.