For Brazil, Amazon is for All to Use and to Help

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, emphasized the importance of cooperation between all countries, at the inauguration, January 11, of the headquarters of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (OTCA), in BrasÀ­lia.

The OTCA counts as members Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela. According to the Minister, who represented President Lula at the event, the participation of other nations could make a contribution.


“The theme of cooperation in the Amazon is fundamental for us, and this cooperation for us doesn’t exclude the participation of other  countries, including France.


“In the Brazilian state of Amapá, the problems will only be resolved with French help. The “carambola” fly, which afflicts 30 fruit species in the region, is apparently more present in French Guiana than in Amapá,” he said.


Amorim affirmed that, besides the inauguration of its headquarters, the OTCA will be benefited by better working conditions and new projects.


“All of us know how important our cooperation is in the spheres of the environment and science and technology, but there are other challenges facing us in the Amazon in the areas of health and sustainable development,” he remarked.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Music: Assorted Brazilian Biscuits

Given the brushoff by BMG, singer Maria Bethânia signed with Biscoito Fino and began ...

Red Tape Is Choking Brazil

Analysts are on the lookout for events or circumstances that might blemish the favorable ...

Investors Worried Higher US Interest Rates Will Draw Money from Brazil

Brazil had a record high day and other Latin American stocks gained ground, as ...

Brazil More than Doubles Its Purchases from Arabs

Brazilian-Arab trade has become a two-way street. The Middle East was the region that ...

How High Interest Rates Are Killing Brazil’s Golden Eggs Goose

With a massive labor force and abundant natural resources, Brazil normally has offered a ...

Greenpeace Prevents Brazil’s Soy from Entering Europe

Sixty Greenpeace activists prevented Saturday, April 29, commodities giant Cargill from unloading a shipment ...

Brazil’s Ethics Council Draws Lots to Start Processes Against Congressmen

The Council of Ethics and Parliamentary Decorum of the Chamber of Deputies concluded the ...

Bribe Scandal Is Hurting Business in Brazil

One of Brazil’s largest and most influential companies said it was postponing investments until ...

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Ends Year with New Routes and Tricks

Brazil Airline Gol announced it will equip its new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft ...

Brazil Protests and Family Calls Shameful UK Decision on De Menezes

Brazil regretted Monday, July 17, the British prosecutors decision not to charge the police ...