February 24, 2024

Ethiopia applies to join BRICS bloc of emerging economies

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Ethiopia has made an official request to join the BRICS bloc of emerging economies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The BRICS is a five-member bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

“We have applied for membership, and we expect BRICS to give us a positive response to the request we have made, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Meles Alem said on Thursday.

Further, He added that Ethiopia would continue to work with international institutions that could protect its interests.

He told our news reporters that “As a country that has been a founding member of global institutions like the AU and the UN, and as we seek to guarantee our national interests, it is important to join blocs like BRICS.”.

Ethiopia, with the second-highest population in Africa, is one of the continent’s fastest-growing economies, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Ethiopia has made an official request to join the BRICS bloc of emerging economies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The BRICS is a five-member bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

“We have applied for membership and we expect BRICS to give us a positive response to the request we have made,” Foreign ministry’s spokesperson Meles Alem said

 

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