Thailand Signs Letter of Intention to Join BRICS

Thai Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa made a statement at the BRICS meeting focusing on developing nations in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on Wednesday, June 12th.

BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, and also includes Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Maris highlighted the importance of BRICS supporting developing nations and strengthening the multilateral process. He also added that BRICS should expand efforts in food, energy, supply chain connectivity, digitalization, and cooperation with developing nations.

Maris also added that Thailand can enhance its participation in BRICS since Thailand is also a member of the Association of South Eastern Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMTEC), the Group of 77 (G77), and the UN.

Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a letter showing intent to become a member of BRICS.