Sergey Lavrov: BRICS group is ready to receive representatives of different economic and political systems

Countries that want to join the BRICS should be willing to cooperate with the principle of sovereign equality of states. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sergei Lavrov at a meeting of the Business Council of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“A multipolar world order is now forming. This implies respect for the diversity of the world’s people, their right to determine their own modes and models of development. And unification in this sense arouses increasing interest, respect and desire to work together. “I repeat that the doors are open to representatives of the most diverse economic and political systems, macro-regions.”

Sergei Lavrov Russian Foreign Ministry

He noted that following the accession of five new member countries as of January 1, 2024, the BRICS countries occupy more than 30 percent of the Earth’s land mass, have 45 percent of the world’s population (3.6 billion people ) and contribute more than 40 percent. of all oil production and about a quarter of global goods exports (i.e. all goods). This is reported by the
website Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

According to International Monetary Fund estimates for last year’s results, the BRICS founders had a GDP of $58.9 trillion, representing 33 percent of global GDP.

Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

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