BRICS countries support Iran's membership bid: FM

The member states of the BRICS group of emerging economies have voiced their support for Iran’s bid to join the group, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said.

Amirabdollahian made the remarks in a briefing with reporters on Friday where he explained the achievements of his visit to South Africa to attend a ministerial meeting of the BRICS, a group that consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

He said in a Friday meeting which paved the way for taking the first steps towards Iran’s membership in BRICS the country announced its positions with regards to the issue, adding that he had held talks with foreign ministers from Russia, Brazil, India, and South Africa to discuss a process for Iran’s membership in the group.

The minister said China’s foreign minister was represented by one of his deputies in the meeting.

Overall, the five member states of the BRICS group announced their support for Iran’s membership bid, he said, adding that Iran is waiting for BRICS to announce a mechanism that could pave the ground for Iran's membership in the bloc. 

Amirabdollahian argued that member states of BRICS pay special attention to Iran’s bid to join the group because of the country's geopolitical position and its high potentials.

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