Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi praised the announcement by the BRICS group inviting Egypt to join its membership, effective from January 2024.
The President conveyed his gratitude for the trust shown by BRICS member states in Egypt, anticipating enhanced collaboration and alignment between Egypt and the member nations of the bloc in the upcoming period.
In a statement, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi remarked, “I highly value the BRICS’s invitation of Egypt to join the economic bloc as of January 2024, and we are proud of the confidence of all bloc countries in Egypt. We look forward to cooperation and coordination with all member states within the coming period, as well as with the countries invited to join the group to achieve the goals of the bloc as regards strengthening economic cooperation, empowering South countries towards various developmental issues and challenges facing us in a way that supports the rights and interests of developing countries, Sisi said in a statement.”
Starting from January 1, 2024, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Argentina, and Ethiopia will join the group of emerging countries aiming to enhance their global influence.
This follows the announcement by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday that the BRICS group has approved the inclusion of six new members into the alliance, increasing the total number of members to 11.