Ursula Von der Leyen, head of the European Commission, spoke by telephone with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva this Thursday (16/02). The leaders addressed partnerships between the European Union and Brazil and environmental issues.

On his Twitter, Von der Leyen stated that the call was “nice”, and highlighted the topics of conversation:

“Good connection with President Lula. We are both committed to strengthening the partnership between the EU and Brazil, mainly taking the agreement with Mercosur to the finish line and intensifying our joint fight against deforestation”, he wrote.

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The president of the European Commission also said that she is “anxious” to visit Brazil “soon”, she said.

Also on the social network, the Brazilian president replied that Von der Leyen will be “very well received”.

“We are going to reinforce the partnerships between Brazil and the European Union for the strengthening of our economies and the advance of common causes for the construction of a better world”, he added.

During his trip to Buenos Aires, at the end of January, Lula already met with the representative of the European Council, Charles Michel.

Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the European Commission, was in Brazil last month and hinted at a possible EU contribution to the Amazon Fund.

Source: www.brasildefato.com.br

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