South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his country wants to see a “greater and deeper partnership” with other members of BRICS, an “attractive” bloc that many other countries have confidence in.
BRICS groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, reports Xinhua news agency.
Ramaphosa made the remarks when responding to questions about the BRICS partnership during a media briefing in Cape Town.
Regarding the expansion of BRICS, Ramaphosa said that “a number of other countries want to join in BRICS speaks volumes about the confidence that many of other countries are having in BRICS”.
“They see BRICS as a wonderful forward-looking alternative to the current blocs that exist in the country, and people see BRICS as a very attractive bloc, political bloc, economy bloc or formation in the world and that in itself is something positive,” he said.
Speaking of this year’s BRICS Leaders’ Meeting, Ramaphosa expected the summit to do a proper survey of the geopolitical situation in the world and be able to see how best the member nations can continue with their programs of fostering development and multilateral system in the world that is going to support the advancement of the prosperity of the people in the world.
South Africa will also be looking forward to the support and progress in the BRICS vaccination centre in the country, as well as deepening and broadening the trade between the member nations, he said.