The four prospective BRICS members from the Middle East and North Africa will join the group's "extraordinary meeting" on Gaza hosted by South Africa. Leaders from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran and the United Arab Emirates will on Tuesday attend a virtual summit of the BRICS group of nations hosted by South Africa. All 3 countries are due to join BRICS in January 2024. The BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are a group of major emerging economies seeking to reshape the US and Western-led global order. On Friday, South Africa joined four other nations in calling for an International Criminal Court investigation into the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 20, 2023 20:13 UTC