Strengthening multilateralism is not only desirable but imperative for achieving equitable global development and enhancing international security. By allowing smaller nations to actively participate in decision-making and policy formulation, multilateralism helps bridge the gap between developed and developing countries. By fostering collaboration, promoting inclusivity, and upholding a rules-based international order, multilateralism provides a framework for nations to work together towards a more prosperous and peaceful world.
As debates surrounding Iran’s inclusion capture global attention, BRICS member states are facing a critical junction. The final decision will have far-reaching consequences, setting the stage for a new geopolitical reality shaped by South Africa’s support of Iran. The impact of Iran’s strong industrial base in sectors such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, and automotive manufacturing could significantly enhance BRICS’ economic potential.