Algeria failed to join the “BRICS” economic group, despite the great support it received from South Africa, which currently chairs the group.
The “BRICS” economic group, (BRICS), is a global economic bloc whose idea began in September 2006, when the first ministerial meeting of the foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India and China was held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Yesterday, the members of the group were renewed, with the election of 6 new members from among the 20 members who applied to win the group’s body.
Thus, 6 countries were chosen for membership, including 3 Arab countries, which are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt, while Algeria, which sought strongly for this membership, failed.
It was unanimously agreed on the membership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because its file is the most prominent candidate for expanding the bloc, especially in light of its dominance over the OPEC group and its close relations with the United States, and its recent rapprochement with China, in addition to its gradual emergence on the international scene as a mediating state, especially in the Russian-Ukrainian war.