Today, Wednesday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani stated that Iraq is willing to join the BRICS club if invited by the founding countries.
During a discussion session with leaders of the Iraqi community in Moscow, Al-Sudani stated that Iraq “is ready to join the BRICS group, if it receives an invitation from the founding countries.”
Al-Sudani went on to say, “Iraq understands the role played by the group and is aware of the conditions and specifications for joining it.”
Al-Sudani stated that he addressed a wide variety of economic problems with Russian President Vladimir Putin, “including the use of the Iraqi dinar and the Russian ruble in commercial transactions between the two countries.”
He emphasized that he was “grateful” for Russia’s principled stance on the Palestinian issue, stating that he addressed it with Putin “in depth and out of concern for the lives of civilians.”
According to Al-Sudani, “Iraq is in the process of studying a project to open an Iraqi cultural center in the Russian capital, Moscow, based on the deep historical relations that bind the two countries, which will reach its eightieth anniversary next year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Baghdad.”