Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi hold call, discuss possible Iranian membership of Brics – Times of India

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi discussed Iran‘s possible future membership of the Brics grouping during a phone call on Thursday, Russian state news agency TASS reported, citing the Kremlin.

The Brics grouping of emerging economies – comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is due to discuss its possible expansion at a summit in South Africa next month.
Putin and Raisi also reaffirmed their support for further developing bilateral ties in trade, transport and logistics, and energy, TASS reported.