European state’s chief invited to BRICS summit

19 European state’s chief invited to BRICS summit

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has stated he may attend the group’s gathering deliberate for Russia in October

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has stated he’ll contemplate attending the BRICS Summit scheduled for the Russian metropolis of Kazan in October 2024, after discovering that he has been invited to the gathering.

Throughout an handle to the nation on Friday, Vucic checked the date of the BRICS summit with Overseas Minister Ivica Dacia, who identified that the Serbian chief had been provided the chance to attend. 

“Was I invited as a visitor of honor?” Vucic responded with shock. “Thanks for the invitation, we’ll contemplate the likelihood when the time comes.” 

Russia has assumed the BRICS chairmanship for 2024. Final August, President Vladimir Putin confirmed that Kazan, the regional capital of Tatarstan, will host the group’s subsequent summit “on the prime stage,” with over 200 political, financial, and public occasions being deliberate as a part of the occasion. The precise dates of the summit have but to be introduced.

Final yr, a gaggle of Serbian MPs proposed becoming a member of BRICS as an alternative of the EU, arguing that the group would offer higher prospects for financial improvement.

Serbia utilized for EU membership in 2009 and was granted candidate standing in 2012. Nonetheless, its software has stalled over the bloc’s calls for for “the normalization” of Serbia’s relations with the breakaway province of Kosovo. The Motion of Socialists, which acts as a junior companion to the ruling Serbian Progressive Get together, has accused Brussels of utilizing “political blackmail” in an effort to pressure Serbia to surrender its territory. 

“The undeniable fact that Serbia’s so-called European path has a transparent different embodied in… BRICS,” lawmakers stated final yr, insisting on public dialogue on the matter.

Republika Srpska, the Serb half of Bosnia-Herzegovina, has additionally expressed a need to hitch BRICS, arguing that it’s a clear different to the EU. 

“Since Brussels retains making new and imprecise calls for, I believe Bosnia-Herzegovina ought to apply to BRICS. I imagine it might be admitted quicker,” President Milorad Dodik stated final August, after BRICS agreed to confess six new members. 

The BRICS group of main rising economies was created in 2006 by Brazil, Russia, India, and China, with South Africa becoming a member of in 2010. Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE grow to be full-fledged members in January 2024, whereas dozens of different nations have reportedly expressed an curiosity in becoming a member of. 

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