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Brazil’s Lula and UK’s Blair Discuss End to Farm Subsidies

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and British Prime Minister Tony Blair met Sunday, February 12, in Pretoria, South Africa, to discuss the elimination of agricultural subsidies in developed countries.

According to Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, the two countries concurred that political will and a mutual effort by rich and poor countries will be required for an agreement to take shape in this area.

"We are ready to talk, but it is just an exploratory conversation, since Brazil isn’t negotiating with the United Kingdom. The negotiation involves the G-20 (the group of 21 developing countries), Europe, and the United States," Amorim remarked.

According to the Brazilian Minister, Blair also expressed interest in a meeting between leaders of the countries that make up the G-8 (the group of developed countries) and the G-20 to unlock the Doha Round discussions, which are dealing with this matter in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Lula also participated in the Progressive Governance Summit, a meeting in Pretoria of seven heads of State, including the United Kingdom, Sweden, and South Korea.

Agência Brasil

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    AND THE WORLD IS TELLING YOU…..
    …REDUCE YOUR SUBSIDISES IN ALL THE EXPORT INDUSTRIES…NOT ONLY IN AGRICULTURE !

    …REDUCE YOUR AGRICULTURAL EXPORT AND FEED FIRST YOUR OWN SOCIETY ¨

    …REDUCE OR ELIMINATE YOUR CORRUPTION, RED TAPE, BUREAUCRACY, IMPUNITY, INSECURITY, WEALTH INEQUALITY, AND THEN ONLY COME AND DISCUSS AS AN EQUAL PARTNER !

    …HAVE YOU NOT DONE A DEAL WITH CHINA THAT THEY REDUCE THEIR TEXTILE EXPORT IN BRAZIL ? THE EU IS ASKING THE SAME DEAL CONCERNING THE AGRICULTURAL EXPORT OF BRAZIL TO THE EU !

    IF YOU FIND NORMAL YOUR CHINA DEAL ON TEXTILE….YOU SHOULD JUST AS MUCH FIND OUR REQUEST FOR A SIMILAR DEAL CONCERNING THE AGRICULTURAL EXPORT OF BRAZIL TO THE EU !!!!!!!

    YOU CANNOT BE RIGHT ON BOTH CASES !

    sorry !

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