Russian President Vladimir Putin stated, on Thursday, that he supports Saudi Arabia's possible accession to the BRICS group.
"Yes, we support. This requires a consensus of all countries," Putin said at the Valdai discussion club.
Putin affirmed that Saudi Arabia is a rapidly developing country.
"This is also due to the fact that the Crown Prince, the government of Saudi Arabia has very big plans for diversifying the economy, which is very important. They have entire national development plans designed for this goal," the Russian leader noted.
He expressed confidence that, given the enthusiasm and creativity of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, these plans will be implemented.
"Therefore, of course, Saudi Arabia deserves to be a member of major international organizations, such as the BRICS, and such as the SCO."
He underlined the importance of boosting ties with Saudi Arabia and developing relations with this country both bilaterally and on multilateral platforms.