Brazil Can Count on Portugal for UN Council Seat

In a press conference in BrasÀ­lia at the residence of the new Portuguese Ambassador to Brazil, Francisco Seixas da Costa, the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diogo Freitas do Amaral, said he supports Brazil’s bid for a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

“We are in accordance with the general consensus that the number of members of the Security Council should be increased, and we obviously back Brazil’s candidacy.”


However, according to the Chancellor, reform of the UN Security Council should not be expected to occur in 2005.


“On the basis of my experience with international diplomacy, the Security Council issue will be the most difficult part of UN reform, and I don’t believe that it will happen in the near term, certainly not this year.”


Regarding illegal Brazilian immigrants, Amaral says it is fine that many Brazilians are working in Brazil, but not clandestinely.


The Portuguese Foreign Affairs Minister will be received today by President Luiz Inácio Luloa da Silva.


ABr

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

The Art of Being Brazilian

The Brazilian jeitinho is a means that Brazilians use to accomplish things— it may ...

US Called Immoral Polluter by Protesters in Brazil

Representatives of social movements, unions, and environmental organizations protested in front of the American ...

Pope Benedict XVI talks to bishops meeting in Brazil

Pope Leaves Brazil Scolding Neo-Liberalism and Marxism

Pope Benedict XVI ended Sunday, May 13, his five day visit to Brazil with ...

Brazilians Got 1.1 Million New Jobs Last Year, 350,000 Less than in 2008

Brazil’s Minister of Labor, Carlos Lupi, presented some preliminary numbers on employment in 2009 ...

Oil and Wall Street Make Brazil Market Bearish

Latin American markets had a mixed session, due to discount-buying in Argentina and bullishness ...

Putting Some Order in the Chaos of Brazil’s World Social Forum

The Fifth World Social Forum (WSF), which will be held in Porto Alegre from ...

Learn from the Indians!

By The Catholic Church is encouraging Brazilians to learn with the indigenous people, for ...

Disappointed with the US Fed Investors Let Brazil Down

Latin American stocks slumped, with Brazilian and Mexican shares succumbing to selling pressure after ...

Amid Chaos and Tragedy in Haiti Baby Girl Is Born at Brazilian Military Base

About two hours after the earthquake hit Haiti a baby girl was born at ...

To Win China Brazil Needs a Better Cotton

China consumes over a third of the world’s cotton crop and imports over 40% ...