Brazil’s Top Diplomat: Pandemic to Accelerate Reform, Deepen Trade and Investment Ties With U.S.



Trevor Williams | Global Atlanta

Brazil and the United States share many things: democracy, a commitment to the rule of law, respect for human rights and complex, continental countries with huge agricultural sectors and innovative technology. 

Unfortunately, more recently they’ve also garnered the distinction as the top two countries in the world for COVID-19 cases, with presidents who downplayed the threat and pushed for relaxation of social distancing rules to stem the economic damage. 

In a virtual briefing with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast Thursday, the South American country’s top diplomat in the United States said the former “shared values,” along with a close relationship between President Trump and his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro, are driving trade collaboration throughout the pandemic that will link them together even more closely after it subsides. 

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