Brazilian Chief Says in Paris that He Fought the Hardest for South American Integration

    At the opening of the colloquium “Brazil: Global Actor,” at the University of the Sorbonne, in Paris, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reiterated that South American integration is one of Brazil’s foreign policy priorities.

    “No other Brazilian Administration pursued approximation with our neighbors with such intensity,” he told his audience of students and faculty members.


    Lula said that the idea is for all South American countries to receive financing for at least one infrastructure project next year from the Brazilian National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES).


    He recalled that the policy of collaborating in the development of neighboring countries has already been the object of criticism.


    According to Lula, the countries of South America are forming a consciousness not to depend any longer upon the promises of richer nations.


    He announced that on Friday, July 15, he will sign an agreement with the President of France, Jacques Chirac, for the construction of a bridge over the Oiapoque River to link the northern Brazilian state of Amapá and French Guiana.


    ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

    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    Your email address will not be published.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

    Brazil Tepid on Renewable Energy

    Greenpeace claims that the recent agreements concluded last month between Brazil and China for ...

    Sugarcane is cut many times by slave labor

    Brazil Accused of Getting Biofuel with Slave Labor

    Producing fuels from sugarcane, castor bean, and soybeans – the so-called biofuels – is ...

    Brazilian green skate

    A Brazilian Company Dedicated to Green, Sustainable Products

    The skate conceived by Rio de Janeiro-based company Fibra Design Sustentável is elegant, well-finished ...

    Gas prices to go up

    Brazil Hiking Fuel Prices, But Only After October Presidential Elections

    Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, admitted her government might increase domestic fuel prices ...

    Brazilian cows grazing

    Arabs Buy US$ 1 Billion from Brazil, a 70% Boost

    Exports from Brazil to the Arab countries reached US$ 989 million in October, growth ...

    IMF Pats Brazil on the Back

    The presence of children in the streets of Brazil has become so common that ...

    Brazil store

    Heated Domestic Demand Ups Brazil GDP to 5.2% This Year

    The Brazilian GDP is forecasted to expand 5.2% in 2007, up from the original ...

    Brazil’s Leather Exports to the US Grow 36%

    Brazilian leather exports grew 8% last year, when compared to 2004. The increase was ...

    LETTERS

    CDs or Books by Keyword, Title or Author By Brazzil Magazine The destruction of ...

    Brazilian cattle

    In the Black, Brazil’s Agribusiness Fears World’s Neoprotectionism

    Brazil's International Relations secretary at the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Célio Porto, ...