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Congo Interested in Joining BRICS or at Least Developing Ties With Group

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Denis Sassou Nguesso, the President of the Republic of the Congo, arrived in Moscow on Tuesday. On Thursday, he had a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to explore opportunities for enhancing bilateral relations and to discuss regional and global issues.
The Republic of the Congo is interested in joining BRICS or at least developing ties with the group, President Denis Sassou Nguesso said in an interview with Sputnik.

"There is such a prospect; it is open. A number of countries have already joined the association. I also heard about the BRICS+ format. So if there are all these possibilities, why not? Congo would be interested," Sassou Nguesso said.

Earlier this month, Ingrid Olga Ghislaine Ebouka-Babackas, the Minister of Planning, Statistics, and Regional Integration, mentioned that her country has numerous major projects needing substantial funding. She emphasized that the financial strength of the new BRICS+ investment bank should act as a catalyst to help execute these integration projects.