"Sudan submitted a request to participate in the activities of the BRICS as an observer, because membership in the group is currently limited," Ibrahim Ghandour said.
Ghandour, who spoke with Sputnik ahead of trilateral talks with the South Sudanese and Russian foreign ministers, said Khartoum also hopes to cooperate with BRICS through its New Development Bank.
"We hope this group will be open, allowing it to become a major global economic union," he underscored.
The Sudanese diplomat is expected to join talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and their South Sudanese counterpart Barnaba Marial Benjamin, at Russia’s invitation, in Moscow on Wednesday. The talks are scheduled to conclude on Friday.
"Therefore, Sudan supports any initiative that would eliminate any such dominance individually or collectively," Ghandour stressed.
In August, Sudanese Finance Ministry Undersecretary Abdel-Rahman Dirar told Sputnik that Khartoum was taking initial steps to join BRICS, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.