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BRICS Foreign Ministers Decry Sanctions, Call for Gaza Ceasefire

Foreign ministers from the BRICS group, including the new member countries that joined the group of emerging powers last year, released a joint statement following their meeting in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.

The statement provided the first comprehensive view of the expanded grouping’s positions on a range of issues. While the group is frequently characterized as opposing current global governance structures, the statement reveals a complex mix of support for certain global institutions and criticism of Western-led initiatives.

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