The Speaker of Iran's Parliament left for Russia a few minutes ago to attend the BRICS summit.

Iran Press/Iran news: According to Iran Press News Agency, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, before departing for Russia at the Republic Pavilion of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, stated about his attendance at the BRICS summit, "This is an opportunity that comes at the invitation of the Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, and I am heading to the BRICS summit."
He added, "Last year, Iran became a member of BRICS, which is considered an emerging power, and this is Iran's first official attendance to discuss various regional issues."
Ghalibaf recalled, "The Speaker of the Russian Duma will also hold another meeting with Central Asian countries and Tanzania to follow up on economic issues."
The Speaker emphasized, "Attending the BRICS summit is a good opportunity for Iran to develop relations with member countries and expand financial relations. Of course, we will also hold bilateral meetings with Russia and other member countries."
Moreover, Ghalibaf said, "Our strategy is a permanent policy with Russia, and it is an exceptional opportunity for Iran's economy. We will strive to finalize bilateral agreements."
He expressed hope that this trip would be successful and bring good achievements for Iran in economic and financial discussions.
The Speaker of Iran's Parliament of Iran concluded, "BRICS acts against Western unilateralism and will expand regional development and security fairly."

BRICS, originally comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, expanded in early 2024 to include Iran, Ethiopia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. While Saudi Arabia received an official invitation to join the forum in 2023 and confirmed its interest in doing so, later media reports suggested that the oil-rich state was still considering membership. Argentina was also invited but declined after its President Javier Milei opposed the move.

Established in 2009, the BRICS economic bloc has positioned itself as an alternative to Western-dominated international institutions. According to Statista, a data analysis company, BRICS surpassed the G7 countries' share of the world's total GDP in terms of purchasing power parity in 2020. As of 2023, BRICS accounted for a total of 32% of global GDP.


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