Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar supported the entry of Argentina into BRICS Indian Foreign Minister Subramanyam Jaishankar during a meeting with his Argentine counterpart Santiago Cafiero supported the entry of the South American republic into the BRICS.
This is reported by TASS with reference to the Argentine Foreign Ministry.
Jaishankar noted that Argentina’s accession to the BRICS is necessary so that “it can strengthen its voice in defense of the interests of the developing world and the global South in the context of uncertainty and polarization in the world, when coordination of policies in the field of food and energy security becomes vital.”
The parties signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of mineral resources development. The ministers agreed to “continue strengthening bilateral cooperation.”
At the moment, the BRICS economic bloc includes Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa. On July 14, the president of the BRICS International forum, Purnima Anand, said that a number of states had expressed a desire to join the organization.
In addition to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey, who spoke about their intentions earlier, Argentina and Iran, as well as Algeria, announced plans to join the BRICS.