President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke at the BRICS Plus Dialogue of Heads of State within the framework of the 15th BRICS Summit. He addressed several key points during his online address:
Kazakhstan aims to contribute to the development of the BRICS potential as a participating state.
Adequate measures should be taken to reduce food imbalances in BRICS countries. Global food and fertilizer supplies should be depoliticized and exempted from any sanctions and restrictions.
Kazakhstan proposed declaring 2024 as the Year of Ecology within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and expressed readiness to lead efforts to address this pressing issue, given the increasing cases of severe droughts and other natural disasters in countries of the Global South and Central Asia.
Kazakhstan calls on all partners to join in implementing economic, trade, transport, and investment projects through the "North-South" and "East-West" corridors.
Efforts should be made to combine the achievements of the SCO, BRICS, and BRICS Plus in the critical digital sphere, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and expand information exchange.
BRICS is an alliance that unites progressive countries in terms of strengthening economic integration and economic development. BRICS consists of five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. This year, Argentina, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the UAE joined the alliance.