Chirac Wants More Brazil-France Cooperation on Biotechnology and Space

    Addressing the Brazilian National Congress, yesterday, May 25, the President of France, Jacques Chirac, called for the deepening of relations between France and Brazil in the areas of biotechnology and industry.

    He stressed the areas of space research and investments in non-polluting energy sources. "Progress should be attained on the basis of ethics and reason," he observed.

    During his visit to the Brazilian legislature, he said that he regards the fight to preserve natural resources as an "imperative" and urged the two countries to join forces to this end.

    In Chirac’s view, "the world of excellence" sought by France and Brazil depends on the construction of new alliances. "No country will deal with this challenge alone."

    Following the French president’s lead, the president of the Brazilian Congress, senator Renan Calheiros (PMDB, Alagoas state), pointed out that the Brazilian energy sector is experiencing a moment of "excellent opportunities for new French investments in Brazil."

    Calheiros emphasized that the establishment of a regulatory benchmark and the possibility of forming public-private partnerships reinforce this tendency. "It is important to point out that Brazil’s potential as a field of international investments transcends our borders."

    In Calheiros’ judgment, the two countries share "common perspectives on crucial issues on the current international agenda, such as the defense of multilateralism and international law, United Nations reform, and the stabilization mission in Haiti."

    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    Your email address will not be published.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

    RAPIDINHAS

    By A partida era na Central com seu relógio enorme, o maior do mundo. ...

    Free Software Is Major Theme at Brazil’s World Social Forum

    The debate over freedom of information is one of the principal themes of the ...

    Brazil’s Health Council Wants Patents for Three AIDS Drugs Broken

    Brazil’s National Health Council sent Thursday, August 11, a document to the Brazilian Minister ...

    Rewrite Your Books. Brazil Grew in 2003.

    Brazil’s Minister of Finance, Antônio Palocci celebrated the economy’s “surprising” growth and pointed out ...

    Rumors About Brazil’s Chief of Staff Stepping Down for Corruption Shake Market

    Latin American shares witnessed a mixed session, as Brazil turned lower today, following yesterday’s ...

    Brazilian presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff and Marina Silva

    Dilma and Marina Gather Plans and Papers to Become Brazil’s President

    Dilma Rousseff, Lula’s handpicked presidential candidate to October 3 Brazilian elections promised, if elected, ...

    Brazilian Pinesso

    For Some Brazilian Farmers Africa Is the New Frontier

    Frademir Saccol is Brazilian and, until late 2008, lived a peaceful life in the ...

    Barbatuques

    Gilberto Gil Among Brazilians at Lebanon’s International Music Festival

    Brazilian artists are among the highlights of the international music festivals to take place ...

    Old Ways

    Congress has been discussing whether elected officials should hire their own relatives. A congressman ...

    5000 Journalists from 67 Countries Coming to Brazil’s WSF

    The 5th World Social Forum (WSF), which will take place from January 26 to ...