Egypt is considering the possibility of participating in the work of BRICS+
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry. During the talks, diplomats discussed Cairo's contacts with BRICS, as was reported by RIA Novosti.
"We discussed Egypt's relations with BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and other organisations with which we coordinate," Shoukry said at a press conference following talks with the Russian foreign minister.
Sergey Lavrov, for his part, said that Russia supports Cairo's interest in becoming a dialogue partner in the SCO, as well as Egypt's participation in BRICS+.
"We welcome our Egyptian friends' interest in becoming a dialogue partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a decision is expected literally in September at the next SCO summit," the Russian diplomat said.
He noted that so far there have been exchanges between the Russian and Egyptian governments on how Egypt can contribute to the work of these associations.
Recall that at the end of June, the BRICS Plus summit opened in Beijing with the leaders of eighteen countries, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, in addition to BRICS representatives. At the meeting, politicians discussed the prospects for expanding the association and considered the future trajectories of the BRICS Plus format.