Argentina has turned its back on BRICS

Argentina's future foreign minister, Diana Mondino, said the country will not join the BRICS group of developing countries in a post on social media X, TVP World reported.

Argentina was among 6 countries invited to become new BRICS members at a summit held in South Africa in August, as part of the group's drive to change a Western-dominated world order it sees as outdated.

On Nov. 19, Argentina elected right-wing liberal Javier Millay as its new president, banking on an outsider with radical views to fix an economy plagued by triple-digit inflation, a looming recession and rising poverty.

The newly elected president criticized BRICS members Brazil and China.

Mondino, who will become foreign minister in Millay's cabinet, rejected the idea of Argentina joining the bloc without mincing words.

"We will not join BRICS," she wrote. /BGNES