Thailand Seeking Membership in BRICS Group Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development


Thailand is pursuing greater global influence by seeking membership in the BRICS group and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Minister of Foreign Affairs Maris Sangiampongsa said the ambitious move, which bolsters Thailand’s role on the international stage, aligns with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s policy of enhancing the country’s participation in global groups and addressing worldwide issues comprehensively.

During the BRICS Dialogue with Developing Countries in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Maris said Thailand’s interest in joining BRICS is driven by the group’s representation of emerging markets with significant economic potential. He added that Thailand’s membership would help protect its interests as a developing economy without positioning it against other groups.

Thailand’s application has been received positively, with many nations expressing support for its potential to strengthen global relations and enhance multilateral cooperation. Maris noted that Thailand’s unique stance as a neutral party could bridge developing nations with BRICS members and strengthen the group’s negotiating power, promoting fairness and recognition for emerging economies.

Maris affirmed that Thailand’s active participation in bilateral and multilateral dialogues is expected to bolster its international standing, enabling it to advocate for policies that secure equitable treatment and broader acceptance from developed nations.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.