Brazil Pleas for Haiti at UN

This week the Brazilian government is making another move to gain new support for the political, social, and economy recovery of Haiti. Brazil, which has been in charge of the United Nations peace force in Haiti since July, 2004, is discussing the future of international assistance to that country at the UN Security Council.

The Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, who is representing Brazil at the meeting, said that he is optimistic and hopes that international public opinion will continue to be mobilized on behalf of Haiti’s rebuilding effort.


In Amorim’s view, the international help provided to Haiti corresponds to what the Brazilian government expected. He made a point of mentioning the US$ 1.2 billion transferred to the country to help the country pay its debts to the World Bank.


Amorim once again reiterated the tripod “security, dialogue, and international aid” as the essential pillars for Haitian recovery.


According to the Minister, dialogue is vital for the Haitians themselves, as well as for the rest of the world, to expedite the public safety operations intended to restore order in the country.


As for the Security Council meeting, Amorim made it clear that no direct answer is expected regarding operations in Haiti – only a forum for debate.


According to Amorim, Brazil’s role in charge of the UN peace force in Haiti was important for the mobilization of global efforts on behalf of the Haitian population.


“The existence of an Economic Council Group working in conjunction with the Security Council is in large part due to Brazilian initiatives,” he remarked.


From New York Amorim is traveling to Africa, where he will visit five countries in the coming week.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Lula Scolds ‘Cartel of Powerful’ for Blocking Brazil’s Progress

Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said that Brazil's booming ethanol business won't ...

Brazil’s Wilderness Gets Satellite Phone

Texas-based CapRock Communications, a global provider of industrial-grade satellite communication services, announced February 22 ...

Beware the Chile Effect, Brazil’s Lula Warns His Supporters

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, called on his supporters not ...

Brazil Almost Doubling Its Army to Half a Million Men in 20 Years

The Brazilian government plans to increase the number of its voluntary army from 300.000 ...

Brazil Wants South American Summit to Create Anti-Drug Council

Unasur, the Union of South American Nations, will debate the creation of four ministerial ...

Chacrinha and Sílvio Santos: Two Key Names to Understand Brazilians’ Psyche

A huge percentage of the Brazilian population spends Sundays in front of the TV ...

World Won’t Stop Terror If It Can’t End Farm Subsidies, Says Brazil’s Lula

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made an appeal this Friday, May 12, ...

Brazil Spurned by Hollywood

Brazil’s Cidade de Deus was shunned because it did not fit into the make-believe ...

Brazil’s Paper and Pulp Maker Aracruz Grows with Asia Help

Aracruz Celulose began a plan for modernization of their unit in the city of ...

Dirt Flies as Brazilian Parties Aim for Presidency

In early October I was talking to someone closely involved with the São Paulo ...