The president of the Republic, who this Monday met with Jair Bolsonaro, at the Alvorada Palace in Brasília, acknowledged differences with Brazil in economic, commercial and agricultural matters.
In a press conference, Marcelo highlighted that the two countries tried to reach “convergence” in several bilateral matters, but assumed that “there are specific economic dossiers where, of course, there are divergences, or in the nature of the agricultural domain, in the domain of trade” .
This is also always present in our spirit, but with an idea of convergence. Let’s see how we can solve the problem of this trade exchange – in this export, in this step that needs to be taken… In the other step that needs to be taken”, exemplified Rebelo de Sousa, in what is the last point of the four-day working visit to Brazil.
The President of the Republic underlined that the conversation with the Brazilian counterpart went through the covid-19 folder, especially because Portugal can give a “richer” testimony – “Well, speaking of the Delta variant, we have, like all of Europe, an overwhelming percentage of cases”.
We made the pandemic point of the Portuguese perspective and we heard the pandemic point of the Brazilian perspective. Let’s say that there was a very clear concern, which is to explore all the paths – and there are many – of steps to be taken together, bilaterally, in the European Union and in the CPLP.