South Africa (IP) - Iran's Foreign Minister met with his Russian and Indian counterparts on the sidelines of the BRICS meeting in South Africa on Friday.

Iran PressAfrica: Amir-Abdollahian has traveled to South Africa to participate in the joint meeting of foreign ministers of BRICS member countries and friends, held in Cape Town.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with the Russian FM Sergei Lavrov; the two discussed international and regional issues.

He also met with the Indian FM Subramaniam Jaishankar on the sidelines of the BRICS meeting, where they addressed the ways to shore up bilateral ties. 

BRICS is an acronym for five emerging regional economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The first four were initially grouped as "BRIC" (or "the BRICs") in 2001 by Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill, who coined the term to describe fast-growing economies that would collectively dominate the global economy by 2050; South Africa was then added in 2010.


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