Brazil Doubles Exports to the Caribbean

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, commented this Monday, April 24, that the positive results of Brazil’s exports to Caribbean countries reflect the policy adopted by president Lula’s Administration in the region.

"Many things have been planted, but this Administration has been tending them well, we might say."

According to the Itamaraty (Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Relations), the Caribbean market for Brazilian products has been expanding "significantly."

Last year Brazil exported US$ 2.4 billion there, double what it exported in 2004 and equal to what it sold to France during the same period.

Referring to the role of the Brazilian government’s policy in relation to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Amorim emphasized the close nature of Brazil’s ties with countries in the region.

"This proximity is the fruit of a comprehensive policy of greater integration with South America and Latin America," he observed.

According to Amorim, the Haitian question also contributed to this proximity. He recalled that the first visit by a Brazilian chancellor to a CARICOM country was when he went to Barbados to attend a meeting of CARICOM ministers.

"The importance of Brazil’s role was recognized in the region. We made a big effort, not only with the troops there but forging political arrangements as well. Brazil’s approach to the CARICOM was important to the peace process in Haiti itself," Amorim pointed out.

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Your email address will not be published.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

Emperor Dom Pedro’s Nightmare: Brazil Has Frozen in Time

Were he to be resuscitated today, Brazil’s last emperor, Dom Pedro II, would feel ...

Little Piauí­, in Brazil, Wants to Sell More than Cashew to the Arabs

The northeastern Brazilian state of PiauÀ­ wants to attract Arab capital for the fruit ...

Brazil Arrests American Charged with Pedophilia in Copacabana

The little Brazilian boy, 9, told his classmate what the old man had done ...

Naughty, Naughty Santa

There is no other country like Brazil in which the lines between men’s magazines ...

Brazil Studies Construction of Its First Alcohol Pipeline

Brazilian Petroleum, S.A. – and the government of the state of Goiás (through its ...

Brazil Goes Beyond Self Sufficient to 2.3 Million Oil Barrels a Day

Brazil’s government owned Petrobras averaged during October oil and gas production of 2.343.451 barrels ...

Sweeter and Sweeter

Roseana is the major star of the Party of the Liberal Front, the trump ...

Brazilian Sweets Popular in More than 50 Countries

Sales to new markets, especially to countries in the Middle East and North Africa, ...

Brazilian Development Bank’s Profit Falls US$ 383 Million

The Brazilian National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES) posted a net profit ...

First Group of Palestinian Refugees Arrive in Brazil

Brazil received today the first group of Palestinian refugees who have been living in ...