The BRICS summit in South Africa called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and immediately stop the Apartheid agenda.
BRICS, a bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, issued a resolution following its conference in the South African capital, Pretoria, yesterday calling for the implementation of United Nations and UN Security Council resolutions related to the Palestinian issue.
Including Resolution No. 2334 on the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict within the framework of the two-state solution, by establishing a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
A delegation from the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), headed by Azzam Al-Ahmad, and senior Palestinian diplomat Salman Al-Harfi attended yesterday’s session.
On the sidelines of the conference, the delegation met with a number of the African National Congress (ANC) Party and the Communist Party, and discussed the latest developments in occupied Palestine.
The BRICS group, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, continues to attract applications from numerous countries as it explores expansion opportunities.
Among the countries expressing interest in joining BRICS are Afghanistan, Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Egypt, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
In addition, Argentina, Algeria, Iran and Egypt have officially applied to join BRICS.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 203.