Argentina’s refusal to join BRICS was partly ideological, said the country’s Foreign Minister Diana Mondino, LN+ TV channel reports. The diplomat noted that the decision was largely dictated by practical considerations.
Both, but mostly practical,” Mondino answered a journalist’s question about whether the refusal was an ideological or practical decision.
As the head of the Foreign Ministry noted, the Argentine side primarily pursued the goal of “optimizing the use of time”, deciding to refuse to join the Commonwealth.
If you participate in all organizations, then when to work,” she said.
Mondino added that the new leadership of Argentina considers “liberal democracies” as priority partners. Among them, according to the government of the country, are the United States, European countries, Australia, Israel, Canada, and New Zealand. However, the diplomat did not rule out the possibility of developing trade and economic relations with other countries.
We will trade with those who pay the most. This decision will not be made by the state. Our task is to create conditions for trade,” she clarified.
Earlier, La Nation newspaper reported that Argentine President Javier Miley expressed a desire to meet with each of the leaders of the BRICS countries. The Argentine President wrote about this in a letter notifying him of his refusal to join the group.