US President Joe Biden met for the first time with Brazilian President Jaire Bolsonaro. The Brazilian leader said the two countries should tighten ties after they drifted apart for worldview reasons.
During the meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, the two leaders sat in armchairs that were placed a short distance from each other. – We have a huge interest in getting closer and closer to Of the United States said Bolsonaro, who, like Biden, was staring straight ahead as his interlocutor spoke.
– Sometimes we drifted apart due to ideological issues. But I am sure that since our rise to power in BrazilWe have never had greater opportunities because of the similarities between our governments, he added.
A White House communiqué released after the meeting stated that both leaders agreed to work together to prevent further deforestation in the Amazon.
Bolsonaro praised Trump
Questions about the merits of the meeting increased after Bolsonaro again praised him on Tuesday Donald Trump and called Biden’s choice a “suspect”, reiterating the former’s unsubstantiated allegations president of the United States.
As Reuters wrote, Biden sought to use a regional summit to repair the damage done by Trump to US-Latin America relations and to counter the growing power China in the region.
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