Foreign Minister attends “BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries”

Thailand launch Foreign Minister attends “BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries”
Thailand launch Foreign Minister attends “BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries”

Mr Maris Sangiampongsa, Minister of Foreign Affairs recently attended “BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries” during “BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations Meeting” upon the invitation of Mr Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

The dialogue was attended by 22 ministers and representatives from BRICS member and developing countries.

The discussion focused on how BRICS, which was the grouping of developing countries and emerging economies. The meeting also agreed to promote the role of developing countries, particularly in strengthening multilateralism,

making the international economic system fairer

and supportive to the development of developing countries, and in promoting sustainable development and global security.

Thailand’s readiness to join BRICS

BRICS member
BRICS member

This dialogue is the 5thBRICS high-level meeting that Thailand’s representatives attended. In his statement, the Minister underscored Thailand’s readiness to joinBRICS as a full member. As Bridge-builder between different groups of countries, Thailand could enhance the inclusiveness and interconnectedness ofBRICS and renderBRICS more impactful in promoting the interest of developing countries.

He also made concrete proposals to enhance cooperation betweenBRICS and developing countries in the areas of energy and food security, the use of local currencies, and the international development cooperation.

Minister of Foreign Affairs also had bilateral meetings with the Foreign Minister and high-level representative of the originalBRICS members namely Brazil; Russia; India; China; and South Africa, as well as newBRICS members, including the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and the invited member, Saudi Arabia.

BRICS member state welcomed Thailand’s decision

They discussed bilateral relations and Thailand’s intention in joiningBRICS as a full member.

EachBRICS member state welcomed Thailand’s decision and believed that Thailand could contribute to the success of BRICS. The Minister also presented the Letter expressing Thailand’s intention to become aBRICS full member to H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, as currentBRICS Chair.