247 – Chinese Ambassador to Turkey Liu Shaobin said during an interview with the media on September 1 that China warmly welcomes Turkey’s active participation in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), which injects new impetus into promoting common development. He added that the expansion of BRICS is of historical significance and serves the common interests of emerging markets and developing countries. This is another important milestone in solidarity and cooperation among developing countries. At the Johannesburg meeting last August, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ethiopia and Iran were accepted.
Ambassador Liu Shaobin stressed that China cannot make decisions on accepting new members of the BRICS group, because this is an issue that requires consensus among all member states of the bloc. He pointed out that BRICS is primarily an economic issue, not a political one.
“BRICS is a platform for promoting economic cooperation among countries that share common goals and challenges. It focuses on finding solutions to economic and development issues, such as trade, investment and technology cooperation,” said Liu Shaobin.
This announcement comes at a time when the world is closely watching the growing rapprochement between Turkey and the BRICS countries, which has sparked discussions about the possibility of Turkey joining the bloc.
Moreover, the Chinese ambassador took the opportunity to highlight the importance of cooperation among BRICS member countries in the context of the developing global economy. He stressed that BRICS plays a vital role in enhancing global financial stability and enhancing the voices of developing countries on the international arena.
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