Russia and China welcome Venezuela’s intention to join the BRICS

The Government of China applauded Venezuela’s willingness to join the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). This purpose of Venezuela shows the growing authority of the group in the world, said the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry for Latin America, Alexandr Schetinin.

“We welcome the early accession of the largest possible number of party partners to the great BRICS family,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning told Sputnik.

“The statement of (Venezuelan president), Nicolás Maduro reflects the growing authority that the BRICS are acquiring in the current international situation due to their point of view of what is happening, their assessment, their model of cooperation of equals without sanctions or pressure from any type”, Schetinin told Sputnik when commenting on the Venezuelan intention to join the BRICS.

On May 29, Maduro, in a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, declared that Venezuela aspired to be part of the BRICS in a “modest” way, to continue the construction of the new architecture and the new geopolitics. world.

Schetinin indicated that the BRICS are currently discussing the criteria for the enlargement of the group.

With information from El Universal


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