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BRICS Members Back China’s Call to Expand the Bloc

BRICS foreign ministers met virtually to discuss China's proposal to expand the bloc.

Foreign Ministers from the five-nation BRICS group agreed to support China’s call to expand the bloc for the first time in more than a decade when South Africa was added. Member states said in a joint statement after the meeting that they agreed in principle to the move but did not hint at which countries might be in line to join.

Thursday’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was the first time the five foreign ministers have gotten together since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

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