More and more countries want to join the BRICS: Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are next

The group of leading developing countries of the planet BRICS (BRICS), consisting of five states - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, can significantly expand its ranks relatively soon. After that, the international informal association is likely to turn into the largest and most powerful alliance (bloc) in all respects, not controlled by the West, spreading its influence throughout the world.

President of the International BRICS Forum, designed to establish interaction between the BRICS (+) countries and Indian public organizations, Managing Director of BRICS International Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., responsible for the exchange of experience in the business sphere between partners, institutions and specialists of the participating countries, Purnima Anand said that other states want to join the BRICS group. She specified that the BRICS summit will be held in 2023, at which this issue will be discussed. Among the applicants for a place in the group, she named Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which are now preparing to apply for membership.

Before that, in June, Iran and Argentina demonstrated their interest in joining the BRICS, which have high chances of success. Beijing is pushing the process of expansion, and Moscow does not object to this, offering only to define procedures and requirements for candidates. New Delhi still has some questions to Tehran, which, most likely, will be settled by the said summit. All this suggests that, despite the recognition by the US and NATO of China as the main strategic challenge, and the Russian Federation as the main military threat, the BRICS expansion process has already been launched.

Note that the expansion of the BRICS will inevitably lead to an increase in the economic and political influence of the still informal association, which accounts for 30% of world GDP and 40% of the world's population. Moreover, each country will make its contribution to the common cause. For example, Saudi Arabia and Iran are among the world's largest oil producers, Egypt controls the Suez Canal, one of the most important shipping arteries, Turkey is a NATO member country that controls the Black Sea straits.

The BRICS group has a chance to become a counterbalance to the US-EU transatlantic alliance, which will balance political и economic distortions and imbalances. We remind you that in June at the BRICS Plus meeting, which was held via videoconference, in addition to the indicated five member countries, 13 more states participated: Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Senegal, Thailand, Uzbekistan , Fiji and Ethiopia.
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  1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 14 July 2022 14: 57
    not surprisingly, those who do not want to forever stand half-bent in the hallway of the Anglo Zion G7 will want to enter into an equal union of countries of the opposite pole. BRICS (not offended by resources and brains) can really send the whole West to the forest, abandoning its candy wrappers and technologies, and also create a defense military alliance like NATO, so everyone who wants to join BRICS must set the condition for leaving NATO
  2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 14 July 2022 16: 15
    Already more countries want to become BRICS than now in its composition. Only now, even despite the declarative nature of this association, no one has yet officially announced the accession.
  3. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 14 July 2022 19: 06
    Turkey must first leave NATO to join
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 14 July 2022 19: 24
      Why would? First, BRICS is an economic "organization" (something like the EU). Secondly, it does not have statutory documents and is a declaration, which means that it cannot set requirements for participants.
      1. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 14 July 2022 21: 16
        Everything is simple. BRICS is perceived as a kind of alternative to the West, this should be understood as the meaning of its existence and a certain success. The West clearly does not like this organization and this is not some kind of secret. And NATO, if not cool, is nothing more than an outpost of the West. And although modern Turkey is not the most diligent member of the bloc, due to its membership in NATO, it will still be an agent of Western influence in BRICS
  4. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 15 July 2022 15: 07
    The expansion of the BRICS has more near-political significance and partly economic, but this is a conditional interest club and so far it has not resolved any serious issues.