The Western nations are finding it more difficult to compete with Asian and African countries as people in these regions are beginning to understand the value of their own natural resources, according to the president of the BRICS international forum Purnima Anand.

Anand argued that for a long time Western nations had been trying to establish the supremacy of the US dollar by exploiting the human and natural resources of other countries and continents.

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However, she noted, as the level of education increases, the people of Asia, Africa and other regions are beginning to understand the value of their own natural resources and their own development potential, and are now beginning to compete with Europe.

The colonial style competition in Europe which they had among European countries is now flowing towards other continents and other countries, leading to that the EU is beginning to lose competitiveness.

In her view, the countries of BRICS – an alliance that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are progressing and it is high time they can demonstrate their development policies.

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On the topic of Ukraine, Anand noted how the situation has led to dire consequences for people around the world and how sanctions imposed by the West against Russia have backfired.

American sanctions on Russia spoil all traditional rules of trading all over the world, she stated, highlighting that Russia was not just trading with Europe, but with numerous countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

When the sanctions started then the whole world suffered because all transportation and logistic systems just came to a stop. The EU has a hard time adapting to the changing political landscape due to its reliance on the USA for its policies.

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The EU has always had internal democratic problems and inflation has long been an issue for the union, Anand observed, adding that the conflict in Ukraine significantly exacerbated these issues.

The West should truly understand what problems people around the globe actually face and what can be done to help them. Is anyone in the Western Political class listening? Probably not, but they should.

The policies the EU has adopted thus far have culminated in results that are not in the favor of the people, noting that people in the bloc are suffering as prices on everything from gas to general costs of living are increasing.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.

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Valkry
Valkry
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09-07-22 00:49

Soon the UK will have an Indian Prime Minister, interesting times ahead.

Valkry
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09-07-22 00:51

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Seinfled
Seinfled
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09-07-22 00:51

It will get harder for the West to compete especially after they forced Russia to sell cheap oil to Asia. The West is self destructing with their sanctions against Russia.

Long John
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Reply to  Seinfled
09-07-22 00:52

Greed destroyed the West, maybe it was inevitable.

Donnchadh
Donnchadh
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10-07-22 14:04

To “greed ” you can add “Colonialism ” a dogma that has Africa on a majority country basis voting siding with Russia – USA-UK-France etc – taking-enslaving and giving no infrastructure back but leaving polluted ground water causing cancer . Say what you like about China you cant deny its building massive infrastructure in Africa- railways- hospitals- homes- motorways-bridges and much more .BTW- Russia supplies to the world the majority of wheat – not marked on that map.

Professor Kate
Professor Kate
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18-07-22 01:35

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