• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil’s Lula and France’s Chirac Get Cozy in NY

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took advantage of the United Nations General Assembly (and his own Action Against Hunger conference) to hold bilateral meetings with the president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, and the president of France, Jacques Chirac. He also met with union leaders who live in the US.

According to minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, Chirac expressed full support for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council for Brazil.

Lula and Chirac discussed the completion of the bridge over the Oiapoque River which will connect northern Brazil to French Guiana.


A presidential decree authorized the construction in September 2002, but it has not been finished.


“One of the characteristics of the Lula administration is that political willpower overcomes red tape no matter how thick it may be. The presidents want to inaugurate the bridge over the Oiapoque River next year,” explained Amorim.

President Lula invited France to participate in meetings of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty.


“France is already present in French Guiana and any day now it may join Mercosur,” said a playful Amorim.

Agência Brasil
Reporter:Gabriela Guerreiro
Translator: Allen Bennett

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • Guest

    THINKER
    LULA AND CHIRAC! WHAT A COUPLE! TWO COMMUNISTS. CHIRAC IS A LIAR AND THIEF. LULA INSTEAD OF JET SETTING ALL OVER THE WORLD-GET RID OF THE POVERTY AND THE SHOOTING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE STREETS!

Your email address will not be published.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

Brazil’s Chief of Staff Vs Finance Minister Feud Is Over

Brazil’s Minister Jaques Wagner, head of the Secretariat of Institutional Relations declared that "the ...

Secret Is Out: Agile Is GM’s 100% Brazilian Car

General Motors Brazil disclosed the first undisguised image of Chevrolet Agile, a new model ...

An Inquiry on Brazil, That’s What We Need

{mosimage}The Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) into the operation of the Brazilian Post Office ...

Despite Strong Real Foreigners Are Buying More Brazilian Companies

The share of foreign capital in mergers and acquisitions in Brazil has increased in ...

World Bank Funds Brazilian Survey on Family Grant Program

Brazil is about to begin its largest ever impact survey of a government program ...

After Record High, Brazilian Stocks Sink

Latin American markets dropped, with Brazilian stocks posting some of the region’s biggest losses, ...

Calendar

As Josimo approaches Augustinópolis he remembers his friends’ repeated warnings. “For God’s sake drive ...