The new government prefers to strengthen its relations with the United States.

Government sources said that Argentina officially notified the leaders of the BRICS member states of its previous decision not to join the alliance, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and the Republic of South Africa.

Argentine President Javier Miley, who was recently inaugurated, actually opposed Argentina joining BRICS during his election campaign. In late November, newly appointed Foreign Minister Diana Mondino said that Argentina would not join the group because it was unwilling to expand relations with Brazil, Russia and China due to political differences. Instead, he promised to strengthen his country's relations with the United States.

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At the BRICS summit hosted in Johannesburg in August, six countries – Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates – were invited to join the group.

We wrote more about the new Argentine president and his views here:

Javier Miley, the anarcho-capitalist rock musician who became president of Argentina

He's not exactly a one-dimensional character. He wanted to be a football player when he was young, but in the end he chose academics. He studied economics, but at the same time he was a singer in a band that played Rolling Stones songs. It's not easy to find her place on the political spectrum either. His photo below was taken before he won the Argentine presidential election on Sunday, so the article has been updated in light of that.