Türkiye wants to join BRICS

15:49 - 4.06.2024

June 4, Fineko/abc.az. Türkiye would like to join BRICS.

ABC.AZ reports that Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan made this statement during an event at the Centre for China and Globalisation (CCG) in Beijing.

“Certainly, we would like to become a member of BRICS. So we’ll see how it goes this year,” Fidan is quoted by newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP).

This matter will be discussed at the ministerial meeting in Nizhni Novgorod.

During the CCG event on Monday, Fidan said he looked forward to attending a meeting of the mechanism in Russia next week when foreign ministers from BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – will meet in the western Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod as part of the lead-up to the October summit in Kazan.

One of the topics on the agenda is expected to be the possibility of Türkiye, a NATO ally, joining the BRICS grouping, the paper writes.