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BRICS FM Gathering Ends With Few Specifics Other Than a Renewed Appeal for Multipolarity

The five representatives of the founding members of the BRICS group (front) joined by the foreign ministers of ten other developing countries that all seek to join the bloc. Image via the BRICS ZA organizing committee.

A two-day gathering in Cape Town of representatives from the five founding members of the BRICS group joined by foreign ministers from ten other major developing countries ended on Friday with a sweeping joint statement that called for a rebalancing of the global order away from the West.

Last week’s meeting was ostensibly intended to serve as a preparatory session ahead of a leaders’ summit that is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg in August.

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