Morocco is will submit request to join the BRICS group

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Morocco has expressed its openness to BRICS group, in order to defend its economic and diplomatic interests, according to what was announced by South Africa, which is one of the members of the group.

South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor said that Morocco is one of 23 countries that have requested to join the Economic Community.

According to media reports, Morocco submitted a request to join, along with Arab countries, namely the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt and Palestine, along with Algeria.

The South African Foreign Minister stressed that the BRICS group also works on the basis of transparency, solidarity, respect for others and mutual understanding.

The interest is recognition of the BRICS voice as a supporter of the interests of the countries of the South.

The South African Foreign Minister recalled that Item 73 of the communiqué of the 14th BRICS summit held in Beijing, instructed representatives of member states to conduct an internal discussion to define practical guidelines, standards and procedures for expanding BRICS membership through consultation and consensus.

In addition to Morocco and Algeria, many countries have submitted applications to join the BRICS group, including Iran, Argentina, Belarus, Bangladesh and Cuba, as well as Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Honduras, Vietnam, Venezuela and Thailand.

According to the same sources, there are also countries from the African continent seeking to join, for example Nigeria, Senegal and Ethiopia.

Through applications for accession, these countries are looking forward to strengthening economic and political cooperation with the BRICS group, and expanding the circle of their international partnerships within the framework of this emerging group.

With regard to inquiries about the presence or absence of some heads of state from the summit, the South African Foreign Minister revealed that no invitation extended to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to attend BRICS Summit, and denied rumors about the absence of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, confirming that all leaders of the member states of the organization will be present, except for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will follow the summit via video conference.

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