Zimbabwe wants to join BRICS – this issue was discussed face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa said in an interview with TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Report informs.

“Yes, I spoke about this with President Putin in a one-on-one meeting. I told him that I had discussed this topic before with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa,” he said.

He stressed that none of the BRICS members are against Zimbabwe, “all of them are very, very supportive.”