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BRICS Nations’ Security Advisors Meet in Johannesburg

July 25, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—The national security advisors of the BRICS nations are meeting in Johannesburg, one month ahead of the Aug. 22-24 summit of BRICS national leaders in that city. In addition to BRICS members Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the meeting was attended by representatives from Belarus, Burundi, Cuba, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Commenting on their attendance, a statement from the office of Minister in the South African Presidency Ms. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said:

“The Friends of BRICS are a combination of countries who have expressed an interest in joining BRICS, those who chair prominent institutions of the Global South, and those invited as per the Chair’s prerogative and henceforth invited as per the consensus reached between the host and fellow BRICS members.”

Russia is represented by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev. The Chinese envoy is leading diplomat Wang Yi, who also met with South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor on the sidelines.

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