While the bitter taste of disillusionment gradually fades, Algeria, remaining at the gates of the very selective and coveted BRICS club ( Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) last August, will it see its skyline clear up in October 2024, in Kazan, Russia?
For John Gong, the vice-president of the University of International Business and Economics in China (UIBE), the accession of Algeria, far from being a utopia, could emerge on the more lenient horizon which will take shape during the next enlargement of the powerful group of emerging and non-aligned countries. A Group of 5 which now has 11 member states, with Iran, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This is what he revealed on Monday, with caution however, to the Tass agency, on the sidelines of the 20th annual meeting of the Russian think tank Club Valdaï which is currently being held in Sochi, on the theme: “Equitable multipolarity: how to ensure security and development for all”.
Asked who the new entrants will be in 2024, John Gong suggested that the doors of BRICS could open to Algeria and Indonesia. “ If we talk about the countries most likely to join BRICS, these are large economies like Indonesia. Algeria, perhaps. But this speech is still premature “, did he declare.
He also insisted on China’s desire to favor the membership of friendly countries with strong economies, making no secret of its interest in Latin American countries.
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