At a meeting on the eve of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, President Jair Bolsonaro and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, accompanied by ministers and aides, discussed trade relations between the two countries and the strengthening of the bilateral partnership. The meeting was held on Monday (20) morning in New York, USA. Information about the bilateral meeting is provided by the Special Secretariat for Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic.
According to the file, they also talked about their own coronavirus vaccination programs, highlighting the partnership between the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Oxford University in England, and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Another issue that the two leaders addressed was preparation for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), which will be held in November, in Glasgow, Scotland, a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The Brazilian president is in the United States to participate, for the third time as head of state, in the United Nations General Assembly, which will open on Tuesday morning (21). Bolsonaro spoke for the first time in 2019, in his first year in office. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the General Assembly was completely virtual.
In this year’s edition, the meeting is held in a mixed form, with part of the speeches being recorded and another part in person. Bolsonaro chose to travel to New York to speak in person. Traditionally, the Brazilian president is the first of all heads of state and government to address the United Nations plenary session.
Last week, during He lives Weekly on social networks, Bolsonaro comments on the speech he intends to give at this year’s General Assembly.
“I’m going to give the opening speech. Very calm and objective talk that focuses on the points that are important to us. It’s a very good platform for that too, it’s a platform, that thing there. Let’s show objectively what Brazil is, what we’re doing on the pandemic issue – something we’re under attack all the time, right? Well? – And also agribusiness, energy in Brazil,” the president said during the broadcast. He also commented that he would defend the validity of the time frame thesis, currently governed by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), which limits recognition of indigenous lands.
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