Russian Ambassador to Egypt Georgy Borisenko said that Russia supports Egypt’s steps to join the BRICS. This is reported by the news portal El-Balyad.
In an interview with Sputnik, Borisenko said:
“Egypt is also interested in joining the BRICS and has already indicated this desire in an official letter distributed to all members of the organization.”
The Russian diplomat added that Moscow supports Cairo’s bid and will be satisfied with Egypt’s full entry into the BRICS:
“For this, we need to finally agree on the rules and procedures for expansion … we hope that this will happen in the near future.”
EADaily recalls that BRICS includes the largest economies among developing countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
In addition to Egypt, a number of countries, including Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, are also interested in joining the organization. Algeria has previously applied for full BRICS membership.