Brazilian ministers discuss sustainability with EU ambassadors in Brazil
The meeting also discussed the country’s insertion in the OECD.
Five ministers and the president of the Central Bank (BC) discussed yesterday (7) economic growth, sustainability and public policies with ambassadors from European Union countries.
The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Brasília, also discussed the strategy for Brazil’s insertion in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group that brings together the most industrialized economies on the planet.
Promoted by the Itamaraty and the Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic, the meeting was attended by the following members of the Brazilian government: Walter Braga Netto (Civil House), Ernesto Araújo (Foreign Affairs), Paulo Guedes (Economy), Tarcísio Freitas (Infrastructure) , Tereza Cristina (Agriculture, Livestock and Supply) and Roberto Campos Neto (Central Bank).
The ambassadors presented the European Union’s current priorities, with emphasis on the economic recovery plan after the covid-19 pandemic. Called Green Recovery, the plan will focus on respect for the environment and the promotion of sustainable development.
The Brazilian ministers and the president of the Central Bank presented the public policies formulated by Brazil with a view to economic recovery, the structural reform plan, the agribusiness sustainability programs and the concessions in the area of infrastructure. They highlighted the Government Center’s initiatives in policy coordination and the promotion of reforms that include accession to the OECD and adherence to its instruments.
According to the Itamaraty, Brazil is a non-OECD country with greater adherence to the legal instruments of that Organization. Ministers and ambassadors also discussed trade integration resulting from the Mercosur – European Union Agreement. Representatives of the Brazilian government emphasized Brazil’s alignment with OECD standards of regulation, investment and public governance.
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