President Lula urges an agreement between Mercosur and the EU | News
Within the framework of the economic forum that precedes the summit of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, assured this Monday that a "balanced" agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) will open new horizons.
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"We want an agreement that preserves the ability of the parties to respond to present and future challenges," he said.
Likewise, the president affirmed that Brazil returned to the international scene to help face the challenges of our planet, such as the climate change crisis and the increase in inequalities.
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"We will demonstrate, as we have done in the past, that it is possible to produce and grow sustainably and efficiently," he said.
Prior to his participation in the forum, Lula met with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who declared that she wanted to discuss “how to connect our peoples and our companies more. “
“All of this is possible if we conclude the agreement with Mercosur. We want to be partners and that we can reach an agreement that benefits everyone," he stressed.
Lula emphasized the "intense economic activity" of his country that they want to share with the European Union, the partners of Mercosur and Latin America."
But in addition to discussing the economy and investments, he also specified the importance of delving into other issues with the EU, such as the energy transition.
"Brazil is strong in the production of renewable energy. 80% of our electrical energy is renewable, 50% renewable energy matrix. The energy transition is a priority for our government," he explained.
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