MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. Indonesia may fully join the BRICS format (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), the country’s ambassador to Russia Jose Tavares said in an interview with TASS.
"I hear my president spoke for it (full membership in the integration - TASS) during the BRICS summit. There is a possibility for Indonesia to fully join BRICS," he said, adding though that the embassy had not yet received any additional information on that.
Jakarta has to discuss the country’s future role in the integration, weighing everything, after which the government would take its decision, Tavares said.
Speaking about the advantages that Indonesia sees for itself in BRICS membership, the diplomat mentioned joining its development bank as one of pluses.
Earlier, Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said Indonesia wanted to join the BRICS format.