Ethiopia Prime Minister Congratulates Nation on Approval Application to Join BRICS
11:11 24.08.2023 (Updated: 11:14 24.08.2023)
© AFP 2023 AMANUEL SILESHIEthiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed looks on during a parliament session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 28, 2023.
© AFP 2023 AMANUEL SILESHI
The 15th summit of the BRICS group, uniting the world's leading developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has been held in Johannesburg on August 22-24, included the official invitation of new members to BRICS. Previously, on June, Ethiopia submitted a formal request to join the BRICS group
Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed congratulated the people of his country on the approval of the country's application to join BRICS, the Prime Minister's office said on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the BRICS leaders have decided to invite Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia to join the group.
"Ethiopia’s bid to join the BRICS family endorsed this morning during the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Congratulations to all Ethiopians!" the office of the Prime Minister said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
BRICS leaders have gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for 15th BRICS Summit, where they discussed political and economic cooperation, BRICS expansion and de-dollarization.
The issue of membership expansion had been discussed at various levels since the first BRIC Summit in 2009.