Brazil ups cooperation with ASEAN

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Brazilian Vice Foreign Minister Maria Edileuza Reis

Brazil became the first Latin American country to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia at the annual ASEAN Summit in Cambodia on November 17, agreeing to offer cooperation across various sectors with a focus on food security and renewable energy.

The document was signed by foreign ministers from 10 ASEAN member states and Brazilian Vice Foreign Minister Maria Edileuza Reis at the Peace Palace in Cambodia, making Brazil the 31st contracting partner in the treaty.

“Now we are going to start cooperation in sports, tourism, energy security and renewable energy, poverty eradication and food security,” Brazilian Ambassador to Jakarta and ASEAN Paulo Alberto da Silveira Soares told The Jakarta Post.

“These five fields are areas where we can cooperate with the 10 member countries in a real, concrete cooperation,” he added.

Regarding food security, Brazil is capable of transferring technology in cattle breeding and in ethanol processing into biofuel from sugar cane, Soares said.

Soares also said that the cooperation will surpass merely extending export markets and will include real transfer of technology to become “global players.” Noting that both Brazil and ASEAN are located in tropical parts of the world, the transfer of technologies that are effective in warm climates makes the partnership even more strategic.

Though he admits that the ambitious ventures will not happen overnight, there is a real opportunity to visibly chance the global industry.

“Imagine if Brazil and Indonesia cooperate in cattle breeding – together our private sectors can become joint multinational companies supplying the Chinese, European and even the American markets,” he said.

Brazil regards the TAC as a landmark achievement in relations with Southeast Asia, he added.

 

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Brazilian Vice Foreign Minister Maria Edileuza Reis

Brazil became the first Latin American country to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia at the annual ASEAN Summit in Cambodia on November 17, agreeing to offer cooperation across various sectors with a focus on food security and renewable energy.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Brazilian Vice Foreign Minister Maria Edileuza Reis

Brazil became the first Latin American country to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia at the annual ASEAN Summit in Cambodia on November 17, agreeing to offer cooperation across various sectors with a focus on food security and renewable energy.

The document was signed by foreign ministers from 10 ASEAN member states and Brazilian Vice Foreign Minister Maria Edileuza Reis at the Peace Palace in Cambodia, making Brazil the 31st contracting partner in the treaty.

“Now we are going to start cooperation in sports, tourism, energy security and renewable energy, poverty eradication and food security,” Brazilian Ambassador to Jakarta and ASEAN Paulo Alberto da Silveira Soares told The Jakarta Post.

“These five fields are areas where we can cooperate with the 10 member countries in a real, concrete cooperation,” he added.

Regarding food security, Brazil is capable of transferring technology in cattle breeding and in ethanol processing into biofuel from sugar cane, Soares said.

Soares also said that the cooperation will surpass merely extending export markets and will include real transfer of technology to become “global players.” Noting that both Brazil and ASEAN are located in tropical parts of the world, the transfer of technologies that are effective in warm climates makes the partnership even more strategic.

Though he admits that the ambitious ventures will not happen overnight, there is a real opportunity to visibly chance the global industry.

“Imagine if Brazil and Indonesia cooperate in cattle breeding – together our private sectors can become joint multinational companies supplying the Chinese, European and even the American markets,” he said.

Brazil regards the TAC as a landmark achievement in relations with Southeast Asia, he added.

 

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