Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, on BRICS Cooperation and Global and Regional Issues, at the Standalone Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, 10 June 2024

I wish to thank Minister Lavrov, our host, for bringing us together in this wonderful city. Chairperson, allow me to begin by expressing our Government and the delegation’s condolences to our Iran colleague, the overnment and its people following the tragic passing of our colleague, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian and President Raisi.