Rumsfeld Commends Brazil for Its Role in the World

United States Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, commended Brazilian peacekeeping mission in Haiti, in a meeting today with Brazil’s Minister of Defense, José Alencar.

In a quick stop in Brasí­lia, Rumsfeld also met with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to whom he confirmed his country’s satisfaction with Brazilian leading of the peace process.


“It is an example of the role Brazil plays in the world and in that region,” he said.


When asked about US opinion on Brazil’s bid for a seat on UN Security Council, Rumsfeld said that the issue is President Bush’s or Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s prerogative.


“The Defense Department has no say or role on determining Brazil’s position in the Security Council,” stated the Secretary.


Rumsfeld will leave today to Manaus, where he will watch presentations about the Amazon Surveillance Network (Sipam, Sivam) and about the law permitting the shooting down of planes or aircrafts (Lei do Abate). From Manaus, he will go to Guatemala.


Translation: Andréa Alves
ABr

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Your email address will not be published.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

Brazilian Industry Sees Brazil’s GDP Falling 0.4% This Year

Brazil's National Confederation of Industries (CNI) announced this June 25 that it projects a ...

Brazil President Wants Oil Riches to Fund Education. Congress Says No

Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, said she has sent to Congress another proposal ...

What World Needs, Brazil Says, Is Joint Effort of Liquidity Management

Gathered in São Paulo, in southeastern Brazil, governors of central banks from several countries ...

Brazil’s Lula: At the UN, decrying US and EU’s hypocrisy

In his 15-minute address to the UN General Assembly, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula ...

U.S. Sneezes and Brazilian Stocks Plummet

Brazil and Latin America’s stocks tumbled, in line with the U.S. market, amid concerns ...

Overpopulated

Brazil started the century with 17 million people and ended it with an estimated ...

Elections in Brazil: Time for Wheeling and Dealing

Twenty-one states had completed their vote counts by 1.30 yesterday afternoon, but that didn’t ...

Brazil’s Lula to Colleagues: ‘Grab the Phone and Call US and EU Leaders’

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva appealed to other Mercosur leaders to press ...

Brazil and Friends Hailed for Facing Up to US and EU

On the day of crucial global trade talks in Geneva, Switzerland, Friends of the ...

Brazil Gets WTO’s Green Light to Retaliate Against US

The World Trade Organization has authorized Brazil to retaliate against the United States because ...