Putin says SCO, BRICS “foundations of new world order” 

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

The SCO and BRICS are foundations of new world order and act as a powerful locomotive of global development and a true multipolarity, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS group are the basic pillars of the new emerging world order. Precisely these two groups act as a powerful locomotive of the processes of global development and the affirmation of a genuine multipolarity, he said, speaking at the meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the members of the SCO.

The SCO is an international organization founded in 2001, comprising Belarus, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan and Mongolia have observer status. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey are partners of the SCO.

On January 1, Russia assumed the rotating presidency in the BRICS group for 2024, the year that began with the admission of new members. In addition to Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, to which the group owes BRICS, it is now also made up of Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. 

This article has been translated after first appearing in EL Pais