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Indonesia is exploring the benefits of joining BRICS.

Indonesia is exploring the benefits of joining BRICS.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia continues to consider joining the BRICS alliance and is studying the benefits that would come from membership.

Although many countries have expressed a desire to join BRICS, Indonesia, according to the foreign minister, will not rush to make a decision.

“Our foreign policy is always carefully thought out, no decision is made in haste. Thus, at the moment, Indonesia is still exploring the benefits that can be gained by joining BRICS,” Marsudi said at a press conference.

She added that Indonesia is “in principle open to cooperation with all parties as long as the cooperation is mutually beneficial.”

“Indonesia also has good relations with the BRICS member countries,” the foreign minister emphasized.

At the BRICS summit in South Africa in August last year, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the organization’s members had decided to invite Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to become full members of BRICS. Argentina later refused to participate in the unification. Full participation of new countries in this organization began on January 1, 2024.