Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated on Friday that Iran could serve as a significant partner for BRICS nations, Tasnim news agency reported.
Abdollahian’s remarks came during his speech at the joint meeting of foreign ministers from BRICS countries that is currently being held in Cape Town, South Africa.
The foreign minister also highlighted that his country will soon host a conference in Tehran in collaboration with the embassies of BRICS nations.
He said: “For Iran, BRICS can be the next significant target of our multilateralism policy. This is why we are among the first states that have officially declared interest to join BRICS and its frameworks of cooperation.”
“The large number of countries that are now interested in BRICS membership is an indication that we have made the right choice,” the official added.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold a number of talks with his counterparts from Brazil, Iran, and the UAE.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov refuted on Thursday reports claiming the BRICS summit would be relocated to China from South Africa are fake.