Bolsonaro brags about Arab ties with Brazil and the Amazon at Expo Dubai

This content was published on November 15, 2021 – 19:45

Dubai, Nov 15 (EFE).- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro highlighted Arab ties with Brazil and called for first-hand “accurate information” on the Amazon this Monday during the celebration of the Brazil Day at Expo Dubai.

“We see the population of the Arab community surpassing five million people (and) counting their descendants, one-seventh of our population of 210 million comes from this region,” the president said during a speech at the a ceremony in the central square of the Expo, Al Wasl.

“You help us a lot in the Brazilian economy,” added Bolsonaro, who has been on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates since last Saturday as part of a tour of Persian Gulf countries with the search for investments like the one of its main objectives. Goals. .

“We complement each other. Brazil is a great nation, it is responsible for feeding more than a billion people in the world,” he added.


“Brazil is open to you all”, invited the Brazilian head of state, who placed particular emphasis during the day on the defense of his management of the Amazon, one of the aspects for which he received numerous international reviews.

“How I would like more people from here to visit our Amazon and have concrete information about what this region is, what it represents for us and for the whole world,” he said during his speech at the Expo.

Before this event, he had participated in a forum with investors in which he had assured that “the attacks that Brazil suffers when it speaks of the Amazon are not fair”.

“Being a humid forest, it does not catch fire,” he added, despite the fact that in 2019 the Amazon was in the eyes of the world due to the fires concentrated mainly in the Brazilian part.


In his National Day speech, Bolsonaro highlighted the importance of Expo Dubai, saying the event demonstrates how the world “overcame the critical moment of COVID-19” and is heading towards economic recovery after the crisis generated by the pandemic.

He added that Brazil is seen in the UAE with “trust, respect and affection” and that the Brazilian pavilion will help visitors discover the country, especially the Amazon “and they will be able to learn more about the reality of this region”.

The Brazilian presidency said in a statement that during the six months that Expo2020 lasts, inaugurated last October with a year’s delay due to the pandemic, there will be several trade fairs that “will generate some 500 million dollars of exports for Brazil” and investment forums which “should generate approximately 10,000 million dollars of investments”.

“The actions of Expo Dubai are expected to have the potential to generate more than 20,000 new jobs in Brazil,” he said.

The opening ceremony of Brazil’s National Day took place in the central square of the Expo, Al Wasl, during which Bolsonaro was accompanied by the Emirati Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo2020 , Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, and in the presence of a large audience. , including many Brazilian residents who applauded the president.

After the speeches, the Brazilian music group “Choro Livre” performed various melodies in this popular instrumental musical style.


There was also an exhibition of the Brazilian jiu jitsu modality in which more than 3,800 people participated, then the presidential delegation went to visit the Brazilian pavilion, in which the colors and sounds of the Amazon jungle are recreated through audiovisual resources, reflecting its rich biodiversity. , as well as those in other parts of the country.

Mounted on stilts and bathed in a water mirror that covers a large part of the surface of the enclosure, the Brazilian pavilion consists of a large steel structure covered on all four sides with a translucent membrane on which are projected visually appealing images.

Visitors can thus soak their feet while touring the representations of cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia or the seaside resort of Porto de Galinhas.

In his busy schedule today, the Brazilian president was also received in Abu Dhabi by the crown prince of this emirate, Mohamed Bin Zayed al Nahyan, who imposed the grand collar of the “Cruzeiro do Sul” order.

On his trip to the Middle East, Bolsonaro will visit Bahrain tomorrow Tuesday and Qatar Wednesday with the aim of showcasing business opportunities in areas including infrastructure, agriculture and defence. EFE



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