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Ethiopia has requested to be a member of BRICS, says Foreign Ministry 

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson says we think that a positive response will come for the membership request to BRICS 

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Meles Alem, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs speaking during biweekly briefing in Addis Ababa. (Photo : screenshot from Walta video.)

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Ethiopia has requested membership in BRICS, an international economic group formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa whose headquarters is in the Chinese city of Shanghai.  The Block was started in 2001 but the only member from Africa, South Africa, joined the bloc in 2010.  South Africa currently is serving as chairman of the Block. 

It is the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Meles Alem, who revealed Ethiopia’s quest for membership to the bloc, during a biweekly briefing in the capital Addis Ababa.  It is to be recalled that Ethiopia is a founding member of the United Nations ( and its ancestor, the League of Nations) and the African Union. 

During the briefing, he indicated that Ethiopia has already submitted an application for membership. 

“We will work to be a member of international organizations to safeguard our national interest in view of changing international relations and balance of power. One of these is BRICS and a request is submitted…” 

Mr. Meles also said that the Ethiopian government hopes that a positive outcome would come out of it and that Ethiopia will follow up on the membership application. (Watch video after 3:29 minutes) 

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(Video embedded from Walta, government media outlet) 

According to TASS,a Russian News source, countries like Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have expressed interest in joining the block. 

China, Russia, and India did support Ethiopia diplomatically at the United Nations when Western powers were pushing for economic sanctions when the Ethiopian government was fighting against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) during the two years’ civil war which ended in November 2022 following what was said to be African Union led negotiation in Pretoria, South Africa. 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Ain’t a big deal. It is nothing more than joining another economic union. It does not absolve what the child killer from Moscow has been doing in Ukraine or will not give a green light to another despot in Beijing to bully a small democratic island nation. The latest rumor is even Tweedy Bird, Bugs Bunny, Kermit the Frog and his stalker Miss Piggy along with Duffy Duck, Road Runner, Porky’s, Speedy Gonzalez and Puddy Tat have all applied to join the same talk shop.

  2. Subject: QUOTE: “Ethiopia has requested to be a member of BRICS, says Foreign Ministry” borkena.com,
    June 29, 2023

    Humble Commentary, 29 June 2023
    Ethiopia has been, for time immemorial , ANCIENT MEMBER of so many organizations related to United Nations Organizations. Therefore, Ethiopia’s move to “be member of BRICS” is not really a phenomenon. I stand to be corrected.

    But, in any case, at this time, it is VERY ESSENTIAL that Ethiopia concentrate on its inherent problem related to ITS OWN INTERNAL racial problems. I, definitely, do not wish to go into the details , nor do I have the knowledge about the “Ethiopians” who may be struggling to cut “Ethiopia” into pieces!?!? In any case, that would be the end of ANCIENT Ethiopia.

    Needless to say, what Ethiopia needs to do is to have concentrated effort by ALL ETHIOPIANS to be what they have always been >>>> gloriously ETHIOPIANS. I suggest, Dear Readers have a reminisce of the famous old string of admirable heroes of Ethiopia — the ETERNAL PRIDE of ETHIOPIA, AT ANY TIME, AT ANY PLACE.
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  3. The psychopathic idiot, Abiy Ahmed, was like a monkey as a guest in one forum, and straight away he wants to join another forum. It is highly unlikely he would be accepted, they all now see him for the psycho he is, the moron.

    It is highly embarrassing and an extremely bad luck for Ethiopia to fall in Abiy Ahmed and the bunch of idiots he collects around him.

    Well, it would not be too long now, until he would get dispatched to his maker, who would put him at the hottest part of hell, either by one of the extremists he nurtured or by some decent human being sickened by him!

  4. TPLF leaders mafia must be arrested for Tigray genocide ፥የሻዕቢያ የሽንት ጨርቅ ፋኖማ መቀጣት አለበት፥፥የባንዳ ጥርቅም ፋኖ ይፍለስ ይደምሰስ፥፥ TPLF leaders mafia must be arrested for Tigray genocide ፥የሻዕቢያ የሽንት ጨርቅ ፋኖማ መቀጣት አለበት፥፥የባንዳ ጥርቅም ፋኖ ይፍለስ ይደምሰስ፥፥

    የትግሬ ዳያስፖራ ባአማሪካ እና ኤሮፓ ጎዳናዎች ሲንከባለልእና ሲፈራገጥ የታየው ለትግራይ ህዝብ በማሰብ በመቆርቆር(አናታቸው ይቆርቆር ሌቦች)እንዳልሆነ መላው ዓለም የማይስተው ሀቅ ነው፥፥ ደሃውን እያስለቀሱ ከሕዝብ ሰርቀው ያከማቹት የግል ንብረታችን ወደመብን ተዘረፈ ብለው ሲላላጡ ሲንፈራገጡ እንደሆነ በድጋሚ ሊረጋገጥ ሊጋለጥ ይገባል፥፥የህውሃት አባላትና ዘመዶቻቸው የሀገር ሃብት ዘርፈው ወደ ተሻለ የምዕራቡ ዓለም ፈርጥጠዋል፥፥እንርሱን ያልደገፈ ትግራዋይ ሲያሳስሩ ቀነ ያጠረችውን ሲያስረሽኑ ኑረዋል ፥፥ ሊቀ ባንዳታት የህውሃት መሪዎች የትግራይን ህዝብ ሰላም በመሻት ሳይሆን ንብረታቸውን ለማስመለስ ሲሉ የትግራይን ሕዝብ ሲገድል ከነበረ ጨፍጫፊ ጋር ሁነው አሁንም ለዕርዳታ የገባን ስንዴ እየዘረፉ ለትርፉ እየሸጡ ይገኛሉ፥፥በዚህ የጭካኔ ድርጊት ሳቢያ በየቀኑ በረሀብ ምክንያት ህፃናት፥ህመምተኞች እና አረጋውያን እየሞቱ እንደሆነ ይዘገባል፥፥በአሜሪካና በመላው ዓለም የሚገኘው የትግሬ ዳያስፖራ በወገኑ ስም ገንዘብ እየሰበሰበ እና በትግራይ ጦርነት ስም እየነገደ ቅጥ ያጣ የግል ንብረት ያከማቻል ይሸቅጣል፥፥ትናንት በጎጥ በከተማ፥በመንደር በወረዳ ባአውራጃ እየከፋፈሉ የአድዋ የድሬዳዋ ያዲግራት የዋጅራት እያሉ ያአንድ የትግራይን ህዝብ ሲከፋፍሉ የነበሩ ትግሬዎች መጥፎ የህውሃት ፈላጭ ቆራጭ ህውሃቶች ዛሬ መጣፊውያ ቢያጥራቸው የደሃው የትግራይን ልጅ እንደ ደጀን እና ጋሻ ለመጠቀም በማሰብ ተወረሃል ተነስ ተደፋ ሙትልን ተሰቀልሊን እያሉ አንድ ሚሊዮን ዜጋ አስፈጁ፥፥እስቲ የትኛው የትግሬ ዳያስፖራ ዩቱበር ነው በድሃው የትግራይ ህዝብ ሥም በጦርነቱ ከሸቀጠው ለወገኑ ያገዘ ፥የመፀወተ የሚል ጥያቄ ቢነሳ መልሱ አንዳችም የለም፥፥ማይክራፎን ሚዲያ ፥ባይቶና ሚዲያ ፥ኩሉ ሚዲያ፥ ሆራይዘን ሚዲያ የሸቃጭ ስም ጠርቶ አይዘለቅም ዩቱብ ይቁጠራቸው፤፤እልልልል እንኳን የዘራፊ የትግሬ ዳያስፖራ ንብረት ባማራ በሻቢያ ተዘረፈ ፥፥
    የህውሃት ፓርቲ ይፍረስ አባላቱ በትግራይ ህዝብ እልቂትና ረሀብ ይከሰሱ ዘብጥያ ይውረዱ ከብልጥግና ና ሻዕቢያ ጋር ባንድ ይቆልመሙ፥፥ፋናም እንዳረሳ፤፤ቤት ሰርሳሪ መነኩሴ ደፋሪ ፥የሻዕቢያ የሽንት ጨርቅ ፋኖማ መቀጣት አለበት፥፥የባንዳ ጥርቅም ፋኖ ይፍለስ ይደምሰስ፥፥

  5. Birtukan mideksa must be locked behind bars for her stuborness and colloboration with PP leaders that resulted in 2-yrs long war. She must not be allowed to leave Ethiopia.

    • What is this stupidity: “Within 15 minutes ,100, 0000 Fano robbers captured by brave Ethiopian Military” First, no one count 100, 000 in fifteen minute, try it yourself, let alone capturing that many.

      Second, Ethiopia does not have a national army anymore, thanks to the moron, Abiy Ahmed, it has been turned into an ethnic army, Oromo Ethno Nationalist army, a killing machine to kill Ethiopian people.

      One thing the whole world know, Abiy Ahmed is mad, Certifiably Mad.

      He has caused war, economic desperation throughout the country, forget about fixing these things- He goes out to watch English football!!!

      Mark my word, This Mad man would cause still more untold mayhem, chaos, destruction yet!!!

      • Hi Dear beloved Ittu Aba Farda , your ignorance has no limits , blabber mouth ,serving as fano’s and shabiya’s shinit cherq as usual . You must have made a serious act for your dismissal from the Prosperity Party payroll.
        Shabya’s Urine Bag Spill Proof Collector and bed protector , Mr Ittu Farda. Best for your crib.

        1000,0000 fano robbers and Amhara militia those who dehumanize nuns and desecrate mosques and churches arrested by mighty Ethiopian Military., best in Africa.

        Amhara will be free my Ethiopian Military soon.

        Viva OLA, VIva Oromiya!!

  6. There has been one thing I get a kick out in the months of June, July and August for the last 4 years. I always take the time to see to it that I check the radar in the areas around the GERD Dam. For all those years especially since 2020 it has been raining in buckets in that area with Mother Nature filling the dam herself. Okay Sisi! No one needs to divert the flow of the river in order to fill up the dam. Good Ole Mama Nature is doing all that for her blessed people. If I were you I wouldn’t waste my energy rumbling around at the Arab League this or UN Security Council that. Okay bigots! I expect Sisi has been cajoling with you since you started mumbling with ‘Liberation Front’ this and ‘Liberation Front’ that!!! Just look at the moon and eat your crow! It was missionary cake before and now it is Sisi’s halawa for you!!! You make everyone sick!!!!

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