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Published: 14 June,2024 | Updated: 14 June,2024
Thai Foreign Minister attends “BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries”

Bangkok, June 13 (AseanAll)  — On 11 June 2024, Maris Sangiampongsa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended “BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries” during “BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations Meeting” upon the invitation of 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, could 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.

This Dialogue is the 5th BRICS high-level meeting that Thailand’s representatives attended. In his statement, the Thai Foreign Minister underscored Thailand’s readiness to join BRICS as a full member. As Bridge-builder between different groups of countries, Thailand could enhance the inclusiveness and interconnectedness of BRICS and render BRICS more impactful in promoting the interest of developing countries. He also made concrete proposals to enhance cooperation between BRICS and developing countries in the areas of energy and food security, the use of local currencies, and the international development cooperation.

Thai Foreign Minister also had bilateral meetings with the Foreign Minister and high-level representative of the original BRICS members namely Brazil; Russia; India; China; and South Africa, as well as new BRICS members, including the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and the invited member, Saudi Arabia. They discussed bilateral relations and Thailand’s intention in joining BRICS as a full member. Each BRICS member state welcomed Thailand’s decision and believed that Thailand could contribute to the success of BRICS. 

The Thai FM also presented the Letter expressing Thailand’s intention to become a BRICS full member to Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, as current BRICS Chair.