March 1, 2024

BRICS invite excites Ethiopia’s PM as Lula supports inclusion of AU in G20

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has expressed his happiness as Ethiopia sets to join the BRICS bloc from January next year.

 

“A great moment for #Ethiopia,” he posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

 

“Ethiopia stands ready to cooperate with all for an inclusive and prosperous global order.”

 

Recall that President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa announced that Iran, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be joining Brics from 1 January 2024.

 

“BRICS has embarked on a new chapter in its effort to build a world that is fair, a world that is just, a world that is also inclusive and prosperous,” he said.

 

“BRICS has embarked on a new chapter in its effort to build a world that is fair, a world that is just, a world that is also inclusive and prosperous,” he said.

 

On his part, China’s President Xi Jinping said, “This membership expansion is historic.”

 

“It shows the determination of BRICS countries for unity and cooperation with the broader developing countries.”

 

Meanwhile, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday said the BRICS countries support the inclusion of the African Union in the Group of 20 nations.

 

He said this during a news conference in Johannesburg.

 

The Brazilian leader has in recent times shown his affection for the continent.

 

In May, the Brazilian leader met with the president of Comoros, Azali Assoumani, at the expanded G7 summit and highlighted Brazil’s historical ties with Africa.

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