NEW YORK (United Nations) – Sunday, 25 September 2022 (APS) – China welcomes Algeria’s membership in the BRICS family, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday in New York, stressing that Algeria is a “great developing country” and a “representative of emerging economies.”

“China supports Algeria in its role as rotating president of the Arab League and in the successful holding of the Arab Summit. It also welcomes its membership in the BRICS family,” said Wang, quoted Sunday by the New China Agency, after his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (GA).

BRICS is the acronym for the bloc of emerging markets comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Its presidency is held this year by Beijing.

Yi said that his country was “willing to work with Algeria to play a constructive role in achieving world peace and development.”