Russia claims that having Emmanuel Macron attend the BRICS summit would be inappropriate
Russia claims that having Emmanuel Macron attend the BRICS summit would be inappropriate

Moscow: According to the RIA news agency, Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, said on Thursday that French President Emmanuel Macron would not be a suitable guest at the BRICS summit. Ryabkov was criticising nations whose policies Russia views as hostile.

A summit of the BRICS bloc of developing nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg in August.
In response to a question regarding Macron's alleged desire to attend the summit, Ryabkov stated: "Clearly, leaders of states that pursue such a hostile and unacceptable policy towards us, discussing with such emphasis and conviction that Russia should be isolated on the international stage, and share the common NATO line on inflicting a so-called strategic defeat on us - such a leader is an inappropriate BRICS guest.

And we have told our South African colleagues about this strategy, so we are not hiding it. "We anticipate that our viewpoint will be fully accepted," Ryabkov reportedly said.

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Because the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin in March due to the conflict in Ukraine, South Africa is currently considering its legal options if Putin decides to attend the BRICS summit.

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Since South Africa is a party to the International Criminal Court, it would be their duty to detain him if he attended the BRICS summit.

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